Free Market Seen as Better Savior Than Regulations for Prairie Chicken


FAIRWAY — Save the lesser prairie chicken!

That's what farmers, ranchers, conservationists and many power companies in Kansas want to do.

They worry that if they don't, the federal government will.

And no one will fare as well if that happens, they say.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are scheduled this month to decide whether to include the small prairie chickens on the nation's list of threatened or endangered species.