For years, environmentalists have protested an expanding American energy industry. But a new opponent has entered the fight and this one could shut down oil farms and wind turbines in five western states. The Environmental Protection Agency is considering adding the lesser prairie chicken to the endangered species list. That listing would force businesses that operate on the chicken's nesting lands to halt operations. But everyone from farmers to oil lobbyists are fighting to make sure that doesn't happen. RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez why this species of bird is ruffling so many feathers.+ More details
The Lesser Prairie Chicken is slightly smaller and paler than its near relative, the Greater Prairie Chicken. Like its larger relative, it is known for its lekking behavior. By Noppadol Paothong for his book project (www.savethelastdancebook.com).+ More details
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