Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Sage-grouse politics
Posted on 07/10/2014 8:32:40 PM PDT by george76
The fate of a chicken-size bird carries huge economic and political stakes across the West. The sage grouse, long a threat to the thriving energy sector, is also a threat to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The ground-dwelling bird, which has habitat across Nevada and 10 other states, could be listed as a threatened or endangered species as soon as next year. Such a designation would place burdensome restrictions on the use of tens of millions of acres by ranchers, farmers, and oil and natural gas producers. Environmental organizations that want a halt to ranching and fossil fuel development are too happy to use the sage grouse as the means to achieve their desired end and political allies in the Interior Department are nearly ready to oblige.
Sen. Reid would be well-advised to help keep the sage grouse off the protected species list for the birds sake and his own.
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Are they delicious?
Ahhh...you went right for the jugular, didn’t you? :)
Taste like chicken.
Absolutely! They taste like chicken...with sage dressing.
So named because they fill their craw with sage, which transfers a sage flavor to the meat.
With the proper marinade and cooked over a charcoal fire, I must say they are delicious.
fta: The ground-dwelling bird, which has habitat across Nevada and 10 other states, could be listed as a threatened or endangered species ...
That statement destroys the argument.
If the birds habitate 11 States, it is not endangered or threatened.
Nixon, I believe, created the EPA. Hopefully, we’ll have a new administration and Legislature after 2016 that will either eliminate the EPA or cut it to about 10% of its size with no regulatory powers unless passed through the Legislature.