Daily Brickbats

Here I Come To Save The Day


Landowners and developers in Wyoming and other Western states say that federal rules to protect the endangered Preble's mouse have cost them more than $100 million. But genetic testing now shows the Preble's mouse doesn't exist, or rather, it's nothing more than the Bear Lodge meadow jumping mouse which is common and isn't protected under the Endangered Species Act. But environmental groups now say that rather than remove the Preble's mouse from the threatened list, the government should also list the Bear Lodge mouse.