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Good News for the Sage Grouse
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Dianne Saxe

As we have written before , the Greater Sage Grouse is on the verge of extinction, likely due to habitat loss related oil and gas development. Prompted by litigation , the federal government finally issued an Emergency Order to protect the grouse in December... Read More

Canada Lags US In Protecting Endangered Sage-Grouse
Posted on 2 Sep 2014 by Dianne Saxe

By Meredith James In July, the US Fish and Wildlife Service launched a website to “communicate the breadth of the ongoing conservation actions underway to support Greater Sage-Grouse and the sage brush habitat the bird and 350 other species need... Read More

Challenge to Sage Grouse Protection Order
Posted on 5 Mar 2014 by Dianne Saxe

By Meredith James In December, the Federal Government followed through on its commitment (and obligation) to introduce an Emergency Protection Order for the Greater Sage Grouse, a species on the verge of extinction in Canada. Earlier this month... Read More

Sage-Grouse Protection Threatens Growth of Renewable Energy
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to decide whether or not to list the greater sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.[1] The proposed listing has caused conflict between two groups of environmentalists: conservationists... Read More