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Bats enter US mining fight

US Republican members of the House Committee on Natural Resources have found a new perceived enemy getting in the way of mining and other economic activity – the humble northern long-eared bat.

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Forest bats enter US mine fight

Ranking member Bruce Westerman, a Republican from Arkansas, and two colleagues are demanding that federal funding for the planned protection of the bat under the Endangered Species Act be halted.