by Milan Simonich The Daily Times 12/01/2011 10:15:53 AM MST
SANTA FE — The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is delaying for six months a decision on whether to classify the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species.
The director, Daniel Ashe, was to rule by Dec. 14. Tom Buckley, a spokesman for the service, said today that Ashe would use the extension to evaluate recent information questioning the scientific evidence about the reptile’s population and loss of habitat. Continue Reading ->