The whole uprising of environmentalists to save the sage grouse from “extinction” was a scandalous charade to block westerners from using public lands.

After reviewing the Obama era rule that locked us all from using173 million acres of public lands where a half million birds of breeding age might choose to populate, the Trump administration agrees.

It was the greatest honeymoon scandal of all time.

Having conducted their review, the Interior Department will announce Friday its intention to amend this grandiose habitat scheme in 10 states including Colorado.

The new plan intends to give states flexibility to meet protection standards, and opportunities to opt out in some habitat areas.

This decision recognizes something that environmentalists choose to ignore when pursuing their agenda — habitats are not inhabited by a single species. We all share this planet.