Lesser Prairie-Chicken to be considered as threatened species

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Updated: 1/18/2013 7:54 pm
Lubbock will host a public hearing next month on a proposal to list the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species. 

What was once a thriving species found in our region as well as Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service said the animal's historical range of grasslands and prairies has been reduced by 84 percent.

A listing could have repercussions for wind farms, oil and gas drilling, and agriculture.

The public hearing in Lubbock is set for February 11 at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on the proposed listing through March 11.
A decision is expected by the end of September.
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Liberty Seeker - 1/21/2013 4:37 PM
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It is a sad state when a lesser chicken is given greater consideration than people.
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