By Senators Carlos Uresti and Kel Seliger
Washington got this one right. Without the need for restrictive regulations, the dunes sagebrush lizard is going to get along just fine. And so will the West Texas economy.
Thanks to the extensive stakeholder process and voluntary conservation efforts by landowners and oil and gas producers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided this past week that the dunes sagebrush lizard does not need to be listed under the Endangered Species Act.