Local lizard may go on endangered list

April 9, 2011 • Local News

State lawmakers were adding fuel to the anxiety of local and neighboring county, city and village officials Friday, regarding the potential for a local species of lizard being added to the federal government’s endangered species list.

The elected officials spoke during the Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District and Council of Governments’ board of directors quarterly meeting.

Representatives from five regional counties and more than a dozen cities and villages were told by lawmakers that the dunes sagebrush lizard’s — commonly referred to as the sand dune lizard — federal listing would be Login to read more

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