September 28, 2022

Protection sought for rare butterflies at Nevada site | app

RENO, Nevada (AP) – Conservationists who are already suing to block a geothermal power plant where an endangered toad lives in western Nevada are now seeking U.S. protection for a rare butterfly in another project geothermal that the developer is planning near the Oregon line.

The Center for Biological Diversity is now asking the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the bleached skipper under the Endangered Species Act in the only place where it is known to exist.

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