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May 13, 2010 9:39 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado, New Mexico governors endorse wildlife report

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson are endorsing a new report that recommends that companies be mindful of the impacts of development and climate change on wildlife.

The governors spoke Wednesday at the Denver Zoo to coincide with the release of the report by Denver-based Freedom to Roam. Some of the report's suggestions include calling on oil and gas companies to consider the impacts to wildlife of drilling when they place new wells.

It also recommended a plan to slow down traffic on parts of Interstate 70 to reduce animal-vehicle collisions. Freedom to Roam also advocates for wildlife corridors that would facilitate animal migration.

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