US grants protections to rare Midwestern bird as prairie suffers

US grants protections to rare Midwestern bird as prairie suffers

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – The U.S. government on Thursday announced protections for two populations of a rare grassland bird found in parts of the Midwest, including one of the nation’s most prolific oil and gas fields. The range of the Little Prairie Chicken covers part of the oil-rich Permian Basin along the New Mexico and …

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