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Elko County Declines Request To Join Sage Grouse Injunction

The Elko County Commission has decided not to put up money to join an injunction to fight a federal sage grouse protection plan.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports the county commission seemed agreeable to the idea in principle, but wanted a commitment from other state entities – if not the state itself – that they would also take part.

The Nevada Minerals Alliance proposed the injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service from putting a land-use management plan in place that would help protect the sage grouse.

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The group says the plan on offer would do more harm than good.

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)