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Texas / Oil Industry / The Lizard #994655

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Odessa, Texas: Jonathan Karl) The threat to the Texas oil industry from the sand dune lizard that is to be placed on the endangered species list with protected habitat featured; scenes shown from the sands of west Texas. [Permian Basin Petroleum Assn. Ben SHEPPARD†, RSP Permian land manager Leslyn WALLACE†- call the lizard a big threat to the industry.] [US Fish and Wildlife regional director Michelle SHAUGHNESSY†- talks about the law and science.] [In a plane, Texas land commissioner Jerry PATTERSON†- talks about land and lizard and "reptile dysfunction."] [Texas A&M herpetologist Dan LEAVITT†- talks lizards.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Karl, Jonathan

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