Ector County Commissioners Pass Resolution Regarding Sagebrush Lizard

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Ector County Commissioners came out swinging against the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard on Monday.

They approved a resolution on Monday morning opposing putting the lizard on the Endangered Species List.

Commissioners believe it would deal a big blow to the local economy by severely limiting oil and gas production which makes up 75 percent of all economic activity.

Oil and gas operations generate 22 billion dollars in annual spending ad more than 61,000 permanent jobs in Ector County.

The resolution has been submitted to the Fish and Wildlife Service and the President.