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April 10, 2014

FWS dismisses state and local protections of gopher as too flexible

Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed four subspecies of Mazama pocket gopher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. As PLF explained in a comment letter last year, this listing is inappropriate and unnecessary because it doesn’t recognize the extent to which state and local regulations already protect the gophers. As ...