Sandoval gets results on sage grouse — without lawsuits

By Steve Sebelius |December 6, 2015

Friday was a good day for Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

During a meeting of the Western Governors’ Association in Las Vegas, Sandoval met on the sidelines with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The subject: A list of concerns over efforts to protect the sage grouse, a chicken-size, ground-dwelling bird with habitat across the West.

Long story short: By the end of the day, Sandoval had resolved or received commitments to resolve every single issue on his list. The governor looked on as Jewell outlined the agreement to assembled reporters, and not a discouraging word was heard.

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