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Sacramento group vows suit over endangered beetle
Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Matt Weiser

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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KEYWORDS: beetle; endangered; environuts; epa; homes; species; suit

1 posted on 01/05/2012 3:38:58 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Citizens have fewer rights than the valley elderberry longhorn beetle.

Pray for America.

2 posted on 01/05/2012 3:42:44 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bugs and weeds have more protection than citizens.

3 posted on 01/05/2012 3:49:43 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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 Regime—sort 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.

4 posted on 01/05/2012 3:52:21 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: WilliamIII
Do spotted owls eat these beetles?

Or snail darters?


5 posted on 01/05/2012 3:52:45 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Maybe not spotted owls, but there are burrowing owls, plus tri-colored blackbirds which may or many not be on some protected list. here's the bug
6 posted on 01/05/2012 4:13:06 PM PST by BlueDragon (who-oah.. c'mon sing it one more time I didn't hear ya)
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To: WilliamIII

Quit bugging California!

7 posted on 01/05/2012 5:02:35 PM PST by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: WilliamIII
The official banner of the EPA.

8 posted on 01/05/2012 9:07:40 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Repealing Obamacare is the ONLY GOAL.)
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