Can a Lizard Raise Your Gas Prices?

Our nation is struggling to come out of a long, debilitating recession and hoping to stave off a double dip back into a recessionary economy. Rising prices in the petroleum industry and the inflation that results may very well be the determining factors in pushing America's economy back into an even deeper trough. Here we are, looking at $5.00 a gallon gas and rocketing prices on consumer goods and what are the feds doing here in New Mexico, one of the nation's leading oil and gas producing states, to help alleviate our pain? Would you believe me if I told you they may be trying to drastically reduce gas and petroleum production in Southeast New Mexico, and perhaps West Texas for the really important reason of protecting the continuing viability of a creature I'm sure you all know and love, the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard? Go to that link and you will see that this little sub-species critter is indeed threatened. But then go to this site and you will see that his more robust cousins...(Read Full Post)