RENO, Nev. (CBSMiami/AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is set to unveil his plan for managing natural resources and lands in the West during his stop in Nevada.READ MORE: Regulators Get Input On FPL Rate Hike Proposal
The former Florida governor plans to attend a round table in Reno at 11 a.m. Wednesday and an evening forum in Las Vegas hosted by activists trying to appeal to conservative Hispanics.
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The early-caucus, swing state is also home to ranching communities that graze their livestock on public lands. Both are concerned about federal attempts to protect greater sage grouse.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell recently decided against listing the bird as threatened or endangered. But critics say the Obama administration is pursuing other protective measures that could prove just as disruptive to Western rural economies.
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