Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tucumcari City Commission opposes prairie chicken listing

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday joined the Eastern New Mexico Council of Governments and immediately asked EPCOG to join the city and Quay County in opposing the listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a threatened species. In two separate measures, the commission voted to pay the $1,878 dues to join EPCOG, then passed a resolution asking EPCOG to join in a protest of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken, a grouse species, as threatened. The FWS named the bird to the threatened list on March 27. The city’s resolution says the listing will adversely affect agriculture, the utility industry and other industries, costing jobs and hampering economic development. In addition, the resolution says, industrial organizations have already taken action to protect the species...more

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