Here's a bit from those paisley-masked riders of the purple sage who know more about the West then the actual residents do in spite of never actually having spent any time here except maybe to go skiing.
“We think about redwood forests in California as old growth forests, we
think about my home State of Washington, the Olympic peninsula, and the
old growth trees there as really incredible habitat worthy of
protection. We have old growth sagebrush ecosystems throughout the great
basin that are equally important to 350 species, Greater Sage Grouse is
one of them but mule deer, pronghorn antelope, hundreds of other
species call these places home.”
Boldening is mine. What they want is a moratorium on development of any sort whatsoever. They have friends to look after and if Colorado produces a lot of oil, this depresses Al-Quaida's bomb budget. Can't have that.