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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil Shale Mining


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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil Shale Mining

DENVER - Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Denver challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to deny Endangered Species Act protection to two imperiled wildflowers that live only on oil shale formations in Colorado and Utah. Oil shale and tar sands mining and traditional oil and gas drilling threaten 100 percent of known White River beardtongue populations and over 85 percent of the known Graham’s beardtongue populations.

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