Endangered species

Lesser prairie chicken perform a dancing or "drumming" mating display in northern Oklahoma. (Getty Images)

Biden rule protecting lesser prairie-chicken overturned by U.S. Senate

BY: - May 3, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed on a 50-48 vote a resolution overturning a Biden administration rule that listed a popular Southwestern game bird under a federal endangered species designation. The White House has vowed President Joe Biden would veto the resolution if it clears Congress. Similar legislation has been introduced in the […]

A northern long-eared bat. (USFWS)

Endangered designation raises further alarm about bats in Black Hills

BY: - December 2, 2022

The federal government’s designation of an endangered bat species hit home this week in the Black Hills, where the bats lurk in caves and abandoned mines. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species on Tuesday. That announcement came as part of an effort to save the species […]