17 Sep '11, 1am

Utah Congressional Delegation Pushing Unnecessary Legislation Weakening Protections 4 Prairie Dog

For Immediate Release, September 16, 2011 Contact: Marty Bergoffen, (520) 609-9815 Utah Congressional Delegation Pushing Unnecessary Legislation Weakening Protections for Prairie Dog SALT LAKE CITY— Utah Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch and Congressman Jim Matheson are drafting a bill that would allow lethal removal of prairie dogs at the Paragonah cemetery and Parowan airport, according to a media report in southern Utah. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however, is already working with managers at both facilities to remove prairie dogs, and has proposed an amendment to a special rule that allows prairie dog control. “Utah’s delegation is crafting unnecessary legislation to weaken protections for the endangered Utah prairie dog,” said Marty Bergoffen, endangered species coordinator at the Center for Biological diversity. “The Utah prairie dog is a highly endangered speci...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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