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Feds to give states more flexibility in protecting sage grouse

By August 8, 2017October 19th, 2017KTVZ FM (Bend)

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Interior Department has unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinkeannounced the strategy Monday for the ground-dwelling bird that has suffered a dramatic population decline across its 11-state range
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