The Obama Administration has decided to abandon its efforts to list the lesser prairie chicken (LPC) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by dropping its appeal of a Texas federal court's ruling that vacated the listing.
This decision comes after U.S. district Judge Robert A. Junell of Midland, Texas, overturned the listing of the LPC as a threatened species on Sept. 3, 2015. The bird was listed as threatened in 2014 by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Servic
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