Potential ESA Listing Could Chill Natural Gas Boom

Law360, New York (March 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Natural gas production has exploded across the West since the Bush administration took office nearly eight years ago, but the energy boom is being jeopardized by the decline of the greater sage grouse, a chicken-like bird known for its elaborate courtship displays.

In February, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated a status review of the greater sage grouse to determine whether it should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Since then the agency has received public comments from a variety of interested parties and...
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