New Trump administration must 'be smart' about grouse

Sep 21, 2017 Barnard Fischer, Riverton


You are right in that Wyoming people worked hard to come up with a decent plan to manage the sage grouse. It should be left right where it is.

It's not perfect, but it is a heck of a lot better than slapping the sage grouse on the endangered species list. That's what would have happened if the "working group" didn't get the job done.

What always bothers me is when a new boss comes in starts changing everything just because he can.

I am a Republican and was never a supporter of Obama, but he did the right thing when they left the working group plan in place for the sage grouse and did not list it.

For the Trump people to come in now and decide to change it would be good ol' stupid.

There's got to be a better reason to change it than just because it was an Obama thing. It wasn't really an Obama thing, it was a Wyoming thing that even he could see was the smart thing to do. The Trump administration should do the same thing. Be smart about it.

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