Do Prairie Dogs Cause Groundwater Pollution?
Of course not, but this is the reason given by Texas Commission
on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for ordering the city of Lubbock
to destroy an enormous
colony east of town, one of the largest black-tailed prairie dogs
colonies in the Southwest.
This June, TCEQ (formerly known as Texas Natural
Resources Conservation Commission) issued Lubbock an official Notice
of Violation that claims:
“prairie dogs have been allowed to proliferate across
the Lubbock Land Application Site (LLAS) to such a degree as to create
conditions which could possibly lead to groundwater contamination.”
the clock is ticking, and the extermination is set to begin. In late September, 2002, TCEQ
approved a plan to remove or destroy the estimated 50,000 prairie
dogs. TCEQ has approved
the use of “chemical and/or concussive control” to exterminate the
colony, an action that could be carried out by the end of this year!
-- NEW DEVELOPMENT: STATE AGENCY BACKS DOWN!
Click here for the story
prairie dogs are not safe yet - city leaders are still talking about
destroying them. Click here
for more details.
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