Feds block drilling on 400,000 acres in Colorado, Utah to protect threatened bird species

  • by: NICHOLAS RICCARDI , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 17, 2014 - 5:26 PM

DENVER — The federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy exploration or any other kind of development to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, a precursor to a much larger fight over another species of the bird that ranges across 11 Western states.

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