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Sage grouse plan 'something we can live with'

Chris Merkord

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A state plan to prevent the sage grouse from being listed under the Endangered Species Act is being met favorably by politicians and environmentalists in southwest Montana. 


Gov. Steve Bullock unveiled Tuesday that state's proposal for managing the bird, a species that's pitted environmentalists, landowners and energy companies against each other across the West.


Western states are forming plans to sustain the bird in hopes of heading off sweeping federal protections that would come if the species is listed.


Read more: http://mtstandard.com/news/local/sage-grouse-plan-something-we-can-live-with/article_85854347-c7c2-5f91-b2ba-34610a33c0f3.html

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