"It's true that white-nose syndrome is the most severe threat to their survival, and it's the reason they're in danger," Mr. Greenwald said. "On the other hand, it's a rare species. If it's going to have any chance of surviving that, it's going to need all the habitat it can get. What you don't want to do is take something that has become incredibly rare and then also destroy its habitat."
"From our perspective, we want to make sure that everything [is] done to save this bat," Mr. Greenwald said. "It wouldn't have meant the end of logging or oil and gas development, it just would have meant sensible restrictions to protect their habitat where they're still found."