Skip to comments.Sacramento group vows suit over endangered beetle
Posted on 01/05/2012 3:38:55 PM PST by WilliamIII
A group of Sacramento-area property owners and land managers on Wednesday threatened to sue the federal government if it does not proceed with removing a native beetle from the endangered species list.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially proposed removing the valley elderberry longhorn beetle from the endangered species list in 2006. But the process has dragged along and the beetle remains protected.
On Wednesday, the Pacific Legal Foundation, a Sacramento-based nonprofit law firm, said the delay may have cost its clients millions of dollars over the past five years. Those clients include land owners, levee maintenance districts and farming organizations that have been required to protect beetle habitat.
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Citizens have fewer rights than the valley elderberry longhorn beetle.
Pray for America.
Bugs and weeds have more protection than citizens.
Toward a Planetary Regime - John Holdren - Obama’s Science Czar
Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regimesort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international implications exist. Thus the Regime could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes that cross international boundaries or that discharge into the oceans. The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade, perhaps including assistance from DCs to LDCs, and including all food on the international market.
The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.
Or snail darters?
Quit bugging California!