Gas Prices Could Moderate, One Species Off Endangered List
- Many drivers might pay rising gas prices this spring as refineries conduct seasonal maintenance, but the peak could be less expensive than 2013.
The national average price of gas could reach an estimated $3.55-$3.75 per gallon, according to AAA. Last year the national average increased 49 cents per gallon over 41 days before peaking at $3.79 per gallon on Feb. 27.
- The Oregon Chub is being delisted from the Endangered Species Act. Fewer than 1,000 of the silvery speckled minnows existed when the U.S. government listed them in 1993.
Collaboration between a host of state, federal, tribal and nonprofit agencies was critical to the fish’s recovery, as was the involvement of numerous property owners who volunteered use of their land for the recovery efforts.
- The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud passage in the House of the Grazing Improvement Act. It was part of a larger package, the Public Access and Land Improvement Act, H.R. 2954.
The bill would improve the livestock grazing permitting process on lands managed by the BLM and Forest Service.