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Published: Tuesday, March 5 2013 11:50 a.m. MST

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Los Angeles, CA

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on April 12, 2006 that the listing was denied at that time. So why tare they trying again when there are no Sage Grouse in the area. Ultimately, it boils down to the fact that grouse and other ground nesting birds have been decimated by drought and uncurbed predator numbers of coyotes, eagles, ravens and possibly from uranium mining prior to 1960, but not by habitat fragmentation. The endangered species listing would not stop those threats, only intrude on individual lives and inhibit economic development.

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