• Looks Like The Lizard Won’t Kill Jobs (This Time)

    Photo by Steve Jurvetson

    I’d like to begin this article by saying that finally some common sense is blooming in the country, but I don’t know. The fact that we are even having this conversation makes me shake my head, but maybe I’m wrong. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject of which the gist is that the lizard won’t kill jobs…for now, anyway.

    “On a conference call Wednesday afternoon, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar expressed confidence that what he called the ‘unprecedented’ voluntary conservation efforts by Texas and New Mexico would keep the dunes sagebrush lizard viable.

    “’I’m 100 percent confident that [the conservation agreements] will be effective,’” Salazar said, adding that the efforts in the Permian Basin could become a conservation model for other parts of the country.”

    It has been determined that the lizard is not likely to become endangered in the near future, and since the area in question is the Permian Basin area, this is a big win for Texas and the rest of the country.

    Now, my question to you is simply this: If it were to come down to a choice between the lizard and oil and gas production and the jobs that come with that, which would you choose?


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    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    2 Responses to Looks Like The Lizard Won’t Kill Jobs (This Time)

    1. James Boldebuck says:

      The lizard will have to look out for himself. When a lizard becomes more important than people I think I will find another planet to live on.

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