Lizard in Southwest gets some protection, but not via the ESA

The dunes sagebrush lizard’s habitat includes parts of New Mexico and Texas, where elected officials and the oil and gas industry said endangered species status would threaten jobs. This is the same old tired line spouted by PR mouthpieces and industrial typists for years now. You can view a nice photo of this species and read more about it and the legal goings-on right here.

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