Going Green

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Loonies Seek Protection for Prairie Diggers

This is absolutely crazy. Black-tailed prairie dogs are a huge nuisance. They have ruined 100's of thousands of acres of grassland in recent years due to the pressure by environmentalists to leave them uncontrolled. It is almost impossible to remove a colony once they become established -- even with poisoning. I would be happy to let the environmentalists have all of the prairie dogs they want for their backyard.

Prairie dog protection sought

Interior accused of stalling "endangered" designation.

From the Associated Press
5:04 PM PDT, March 19, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A Western conservation group has filed suit in federal court in Washington, D.C., to force Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to respond an August 2007 petition to list the black-tailed prairie dog under the Endangered Species Act.

The lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians on March 13 claims...(complete article here).

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