The latest fight between the feds and Texas is over a brown, beady-eyed, two-and-a-half-inch lizard.
West Texas lawmakers are worried that a federal proposal to protect the dunes sagebrush lizard could halt the production of millions of barrels of oil and gas. The Texas House this morning approved a resolution calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to rescind its proposal to bring the lizard under the Endangered Species Act.
"It is a multibillion-dollar issue for the economy of this state," said Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, who wrote the resolution.
The tiny lizard has been causing consternation among ...