Saturday, August 4, 2012

ESA Today

By Rich Kozlovich

In the future we will be dealing with the Endangered Species Act much more.  As you go over these articles I would like for everyone to stop and think how much this all costs, is going to cost, how much is ESA really needed and.......because of how many species are under consideration, along with the way they will break species down into subspecies when it suits their goals.  Then please start to ask yourself what their goals are.  Then ask yourself it this is what Congress really intended? 

Is it really about saving species or is it something far more nefarious.  Please read my articles linked below in order to see how far reaching it can be when a species is declared 'endangered', and then you will know why it is called 'old faithful' by the green movement.  Remember, ESA issues over bugs was how the greenies stopped the Canadian Keystone XL pipeline. 

ESA Outrages, Part III

Group wants orcas off endangered species listVancouver Sun
Property rights advocates and California farmers have filed a petition urging the government to delist Pacific Northwest orcas from the Endangered Species Act, arguing that group of whales is not a subspecies. "They invented a subspecies," said Damien M.

Northwest orcas don't need protection, lawsuit claimsThe Columbian
SEATTLE (AP) — Property-rights advocates and California farmers filed a petition on Thursday urging the government to delist Pacific Northwest orcas from the Endangered Species Act, arguing that group of whales is not a sub-species. "They invented a ...

Give Locals a Say in Endangered Species ListingsTexas GOP Vote
Yesterday, I introduced a bill to amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to give local parties a say in the settlement of litigation between special interest groups and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). ESA litigation is being manipulated in a way that shuts ...

Appeals Made Against Orcas Being Considered As Endangered SubspeciesFrench Tribune
Recent reports suggest that Property rights advocates and California farmers have appealed the government this Thursday to remove Pacific Northwest orcas from the category of Endangered Species Act, stating that the group of whales is not a subspecies.

American Eels: Freshwater Species of the WeekNational Geographic
The study authors noted that the American eel is being considered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Sandra Postel, National Geographic's Freshwater Fellow and host of Water ...

Fish vs. development: Conservationists seek protection for Columbia River
There are nine populations of Chinook salmon that are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, which states that habitat of fish and animals protected by the ACT must be safeguarded. Chinook salmon are also a main source of ...

NOAA Asks Big Boats to Watch Out for WhalesSanta Barbara Independent
All whales are protected under Marine Mammal Protection Act, while blue, fin, and humpback are on the Endangered Species Act. Whales in a national marine sanctuary, such as the one surrounding the Channel Islands, are protected under the National ...

Pacific Legal Foundation Files Petition To De-List Killer WhaleJD Supra (press release)
In a petition to de-list filed today, attorneys from the Pacific Legal Foundation assert that the 2005 listing of the Southern Resident killer whale distinct population segment (“DPS”) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) is illegal.

Groups seek end to Montana wolverine trapping
Summit County Citizens Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Even though the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering endangered species status for wolverines, the rare animals can still be trapped legally in Montana — but that may soon change, as a coalition of environmental groups has ... Parks Commission to close the wolverine trapping season now, before the 2012 trapping season begins on December 1, 2012, and to not reopen it until wolverine populations have recovered enough to no longer need protection of the Endangered Species Act.


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