Skip to comments.California farmers sue over listing of elderberry longhorn beetle
Posted on 04/08/2011 3:57:18 PM PDT by WilliamIII
A coalition of Central California farm bureaus, flood-control agencies and reclamation districts on Friday filed a lawsuit to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist an inch-long beetle that has saddled them with severe land-use restrictions and levee maintenance costs.
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Something about this really bugs me.
Probably playing golf.
The Federal Government has no business telling farmers in the middle of California how to uses their own land period.
Strange bedfellows, but more power to them big time!
The EPA is the most detrimental federal agnecy in the federal government. Thanks, tricky Dick.
sereriously these guys are nuts tying to put saddles on 1” bugs
Maybe its just me, and I realize that we all have a part to play in the grand scheme of things here,
But, when I hear the term “endangered insect” I don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing.
farm bureaus, flood-control agencies and reclamation districts on Friday filed a lawsuit to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist an inch-long beetle
99.9% of all species that have ever inhabited this planet are extinct.
Elderberries grow profusely all over the continent. Do they claim this bug, which is probably a pest, only lives in this one area of CA? I doubt it and who cares about it anyway?
Some are beneficial or even required for life as we know it (bees for example). Some make me question the existence of God (I keed, I keed), like ticks.
ALL land “management” agencies need to be defunded. Parks, Wildlife areas, forests, BLM, etc. etc. need to all be turned over to the states or private companies to run. Just think of the tax dollar savings and the companies can make a profit to help the economy. Keep the feds off of all private land.
I’ve had invasions of these buggers in my backyard for several years now each spring. They seem to like living in the bark of Silver Maples. Noticed over a dozen in different places of the yard already this year.
Luckly, the birds find them delicious so I usually don’t have to exercise chemical control, but one year, they were just terrible and we found them on everything from lawn furniture, to the garden, to on the walls, to throughout the flowerbeds. Not an elderberry anywhere around here.
Good, could you imagine how crowded earth be if only .1% were extinct?
By the way try and prove that number.