Sage grouse regulations draw praise, protest

Sage grouse regulations draw praise, protest
Local News

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — New federal regulations could put the greater sage grouse on the road to recovery, but it could cost thousands of jobs and billions of dollars.The Obama administration’s plans aim to conserve the bird’s habitat, but limit oil and natural gas drilling.Eagle County is at the southern edge of the greater sage grouse range.Jobs and money“The economic impact of sage-grouse restrictions on just the oil and natural gas industry will be between 9,170 and 18,250 jobs and $2.4 billion to $4.8 billion of annual economic impact across Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming,” said Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of …

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