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Prairie-Chicken and Border Patrol - Mac's Video Mailbox
In this edition of my video mailbox, I want to answer some of your questions about the potential closures of Border Patrol stations in Texas and the Fish and Wildlife Service's upcoming decision on the Lesser Prairie-Chicken.
I continue to hear from many folks in our area who are concerned about the proposed Border Patrol station closures in Texas, including the one in Amarillo. Since last July, my office, along with other Texas House and Senate offices, has been working to prevent the proposed station closures. We have also been listening to local law enforcement officials' concerns about the gap in immigration enforcement the closures will cause.
I have also received many letters, emails, and phone calls about the Fish and Wildlife Service potentially listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a threatened species. The decision could have far reaching effects on land owners, farmers, and energy producers. There are a lot of encouraging efforts being made at the state and local level to protect the Lesser Prairie-Chicken. I am hopeful that those efforts, along with the input of folks from our part of Texas, will be enough to prevent the federal government from coming in and creating restrictions on what we can do with our private property.
I invite you to learn more about these issues by watching this edition of the video mailbox. Have a question you would like answered? Please contact me by phone, letter, e-mail,on Facebook, or on Twitter.
As always, I appreciate hearing from you.Sincerely,
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