Monday, March 31, 2014

Feds Push Anti-Oil Environmentalist Agenda Over Prairie Chicken

30 Mar 2014

Taking aim at Texas’ oil and gas production, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intent to place the lesser prairie chicken on the list of “threatened species” in May. The threatened species list is one step below the endangered species list.  Fox News reported the move could affect agriculture, oil/gas drilling, wind farms and other activities in four states to include Texas. U.S. Fish and Wildlife director Dan Ashe said he was following the best science available. The prairie chicken, a type of grouse known for its colorful neck plume and stout build, has lost more than 80 percent of its traditional habitat, mostly because of human activity such as oil and gas drilling, ranching and construction of power lines and wind turbines, Ashe said.   Texas Railroad Commissioner, David Porter, responded in a press release obtained by Breitbart Texas......To Read More......

My Take - The Endangered Species Act is referred to by environmentalists as "old reliable" because if they can't stop progress in any other way, they get it done with ESA. Along with the help of a corrupt bureaucracy that plays the "sue and settle" game to get them power and control that the Congress never intended, a corrupt federal judiciary that have lost sight of their Constitutional limitations, a corrupt media that plays an emotional violin, and stupid legislators. ESA is a scam and a racket used by the environmental movement to overturn every Constitutional protection, especially those involving private property. It's time to abolish it, the EPA and the Wildlife Service and turn their responsibilities over to the states, and pass a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on federal judges, who are to a very large degree political hacks anyway.

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