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Senator John Cornyn Talks Dune Sagebrush Lizard and Texas Oil on Lubbock’s First News [AUDIO]

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On Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn talked with Rex and Cole Shooter about a little lizard, and the big problem its creating for Texas oil producers.

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Conservation groups are aiming to protect the Dune Sagebrush Lizard, a small lizard that lives in the Permian Basin. They claim that drilling for oil in that region would endanger the already shrinking lizard population. Senator Cornyn said that while he appreciates the group’s efforts, they are getting in the way of creating some much-needed jobs in the state of Texas.

“To me, it’s systematic of a federal government that is out of control and one that really creates obstacles for the people we’re relying on to create jobs.”

Cornyn would like to see the lizard relocated to an alternative habitat, where it could thrive and prosper and wouldn’t get in the way of drilling. Cornyn also spoke about his experience sitting in on the Obamacare hearings last week.

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