Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect lesser prairie chickens

June 19, 2014 1:30 PM

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Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect lesser prairie chickens

Three environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has not done enough to protect the lesser prairie chickens.

The Fish & Wildlife Service listed the birds, which are native to Kansas and neighboring states, as a threatened species, which is a step below endangered.

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