Skip to comments.Endangered listing of lizard may shut down Texas oil
Posted on 04/27/2011 7:05:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
You can't make this up. First, a Spotted Owl destroyed the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest, then a minnow turned the most productive agricultural land in the world into a dustbowl, and now, as energy prices spike and the economy sputters, they're going after Texas with a scurrilous reptile.
Specifically, the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard. That's the latest more-important-than-people critter being used to lock-up resources in the name of planet Earth. The drilling moratorium didn't cause enough pain, so onto the Endangered Species Act - known at the Sierra Club as "Ol' Reliable" - to make certain Texas has lizard-filled poverty.
Lizard or livelihood? That's what's at stake. And the pro-poverty Earth Firsters stratifying government can't have both. If it determines that the lizard is indeed endangered, the Fish and Wildlife Service will shut down the most productive oil counties in Texas, ban roads, and slow farm activity, as it "studies the ecosystem" for up to five years.
This should please Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, who in 2008 said, "We must increase gas taxes to force people to turn to alternative energy. Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to levels in Europe."
That's the goal-Europe. Low growth. High taxes. As our economy shrivels and land is restricted, as we ignore wealth beneath our feet and slide toward uncertainty, they slither along, creating dependency.... Sauve le lezard!
They should say it in French.
You CAN have both - both the oil and the damn lizard.
There is MORE going on here than meets the eye. Its another government agency bullying around.
Stomp, Shovel, Shut UP..... That was the way we operated in the Indian Basin near Carlsbad, NM in the ‘90’s when dealing with another damned endangered lizrd.....red
There’s been a huge growth in the population of Spotted Owls and now they’re eating the Sagebrush Lizards. Filthy, stinkin’ mudering owls.
Maybe this will finally get Congress to end the tyranny of the EPA. The EPA should be forced to make an economic impact statement before passing any regulations.
Shut down logging? Shut down big agriculture? Shut down oil drilling?
Greenies and other Obamunists love it when a plan comes together.
Even if they die out, why get bent out of shape? Can’t they just re-evolve later on? They already did it once...
*IF* the Republicans were smart, they’d know how to use this information (No timber, farms, oil = HIGHER PRICES, NO JOBS) in the next election.
LOL! Ya, like that will ever happen.
I agree,unfortunately the only answer is for people to exterminate the dammed lizards now.
I don't like wanton destruction of a harmless species but if the EPA does things like this to join with envionuts shut down oil and gas production in the USA .Then people should make an effort to kill these things on sight
“Endangered listing of lizard may shut down Texas oil”
It’s the lizard in the Oval Office, not the one in Texas.
I do like the way you think. I hope our gooberner will tell the EPA to eat shyte and die! Didn’t some other state just do that over something about clean air? Anyone?
Catch them all, start mass breeding them in captivity and flood the pet shops with them!!
"Our top scientists have concluded that earth's fragile ecosystem, and most importantly, non-human life, will be irreparably harmed and thrown into a chaotic downward spiral - unless I immediately take all necessary and unnecessary actions to preserve every dinosaur - large and small".Quote from The Chief Planetary Science Czar, circa 1784 AD:
"I have concluded that our top scientists have (unsubstantiated) reasons to believe that earth's fragile ecosystem, and most importantly, non-human life, will be irreparably harmed by the inevitable, chaotic downward spiral caused by any reduction whatsoever in the population of dodo birds - unless I immediately take any and all actions, at my sole discretion, by threat or overwhelming force - to preserve the entire population of dodo birds on Mother Earth.
Possible actions include eradicating the self sufficiency of humans, reducing or eliminating the capacity of investors and inventors to pursue renewable energy and natural farming, and gutting the enforcement apparatus of any nongovernmental agencies that are efficient and effective at enacting sound rules that produce tangible benefits".
We need to obtain the Sierra Club internal memos and e-mails in which they advise planting endangered critters on every open space they can access.
The lizard that Frankie ate yesterday
(Needless to say, this lizard's range is not limited to West Texas. I live in the Hill Country)
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What would be the impact of ignoring an EPA order? Will they truly bring armed troops to Texas or wherever else to pull a Damscus or Cairo on us? Why do we put up with this? Time to turn the tables. The bureaucrats are running the show, and in this case the Leftie Lunatic fringe. Time to say enough and start drilling ....no need to kill the critters. They’ll move if they don’t like it where the drilling is. Unless some cruel Sierra Club jerk has their little legs all tied and staked into the ground so they can’t get away. Then we should call in the Humane Society.