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Published March 05, 2010, 04:52 PM

Energy groups relieved sage grouse won’t be listed

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An Interior Department announcement Friday that it won’t list sage grouse as an endangered or threatened species opens the way for continued development of the West’s wind energy and oil and gas industries. Those industries will still face scrutiny in sage grouse habitat but much less so than if the bird were listed.

By: Mead Gruver, Associated Press

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