Thursday, October 27, 2016

Greenies Replace Sage Grouse

When the lesser sage grouse was declared to be not particularly endangered, the Greenies had to immediately find a substitute to prevent drilling or production of oil and gas in Colorado and Utah. It seems they've found their savior in a flower that amazingly:
Conservation groups are celebrating a victory after a federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service improperly denied Endangered Species Protection to two wildflowers that live only on oil shale formations in Colorado and Utah.
 For them it doesn't get any better than this unless they can find a hydrocarbon-eating bacteria that lives in deep HC deposits and get that declared an endangered species. Somehow I suspect that these flowers do not require oil shale to thrive and this will be brought up in the near certain upcoming court cases.

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