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Hundreds of plants, animals in line for federal endangered species protection
ap ^ | September 29, 2011

Posted on 09/29/2011 8:43:35 AM PDT by george76

The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark - from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat.

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With a Friday deadline to act on more than 700 pending cases, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service already has issued decisions advancing more than 500 species toward potential new protections under the Endangered Species Act...

Patrick Parenteau, an environmental lawprofessor at the University of Vermont. "They are moving through this large backlog at a fairly crisp clip now. This is the largest number of listing actions we've seen in a very long time, in decades."

Also among species that advanced for further consideration are 35 snails from Nevada's Great Basin, 82 crawfish from the Southeast, 99 Hawaiian plants and a motley cast of butterflies, birds, fish, beetles, frogs, lizards, mussels and more from every corner of the country.

Some have languished for decades on a "candidate list" of species the government says warrant protection but that it lacks the resources to help.

The flurry of recent action could help revive Obama's standing among wildlife advocates upset over the administration's support for taking gray wolves off the endangered list in the Northern Rockies and Upper Great Lakes, among other issues.

(Excerpt) Read more at ravallirepublic.com ...


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1 posted on 09/29/2011 8:43:41 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

The tiniest snail will make a 10 million dollar project cost 40 million. Got to clear those snails. Our hard earned tax dollars at work. Obama has got to go. Now.


2 posted on 09/29/2011 8:47:02 AM PDT by Lilly Rose
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To: jazusamo; girlangler; Flycatcher; GladesGuru; B4Ranch; tubebender; Grampa Dave; Seadog Bytes; ...

Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity and New Mexico-based WildEarth Guardians are here to help.

/s


3 posted on 09/29/2011 8:48:34 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

“They are moving through this large backlog at a fairly crisp clip now.”

Oh I will just bet they are! Especially since they know the Lame One is going to lose in the next election.

There is only ONE cure- Abolish the EPA; Repeal the ESA; return ALL “federally owned” land to the states. And we had better do it soon.


4 posted on 09/29/2011 8:48:56 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: george76

Evil, pure evil.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 8:49:53 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: george76

Thank you Dicky Nixon for that and the EPA, worse accomplishments besides ping pong.


6 posted on 09/29/2011 8:50:50 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: george76

Outstanding! More millstones around the neck of our economy.


7 posted on 09/29/2011 8:52:00 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: 13Sisters76

The best idea would be to give it to the people. This is our land. Governments including the states and soem cities have possession of too much of our land.


8 posted on 09/29/2011 8:52:20 AM PDT by Lilly Rose
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


9 posted on 09/29/2011 8:54:37 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: george76

Cass Sunsteen...


10 posted on 09/29/2011 8:56:15 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: george76

I wonder how many hundreds of thousands of jobs this caper by Obama and his appointed thugs will cost the people of our country? This is criminal!


11 posted on 09/29/2011 8:57:56 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Shady

” Cass Sunsteen... “

We can only wish that he/she/it was an endangered species....


12 posted on 09/29/2011 8:58:41 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Lilly Rose
The best idea would be to give it to the people. This is our land. Governments including the states and soem cities have possession of too much of our land.

Property taxes (government rent) and emanate domain have already stolen away our right to own property. They charge us every year for our right to live on it, and they can take it away from us at any time. The politicians control it ALL.
This is how far our country has fallen.

13 posted on 09/29/2011 8:58:49 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: george76

The EPA is our KGB.

Tear down the EPA brick by brick, swivel chair by swivel chair, leftard scumbag by leftard scumbag.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 9:00:02 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: george76

99% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct.

99% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct.

99% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct.


15 posted on 09/29/2011 9:01:59 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: jazusamo

Then his pals can get EPA waivers after they donate enough campaign cash


16 posted on 09/29/2011 9:02:43 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Army Air Corps; golux; proud_yank; Bockscar; grey_whiskers; WL-law; IrishCatholic; Whenifhow; ...
Thanx for the ping AAC !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

17 posted on 09/29/2011 9:03:01 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: 13Sisters76
There is only ONE cure- Abolish the EPA; Repeal the [ESA] EPA; return ALL “federally owned” land to the states. And we had better do it soon.

AMEN!.....the Dept. of Education also!

18 posted on 09/29/2011 9:09:46 AM PDT by yoe
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To: concerned about politics

It’s high time we fight back before the leftists make it much worse. The lefties parade around the myth that eminent domain is for the greater good, but if they could they’d take the land with my house on it and build a hundred foot tall statue of their hero Obama. The leftists fritter away money like it is water.


19 posted on 09/29/2011 9:10:59 AM PDT by Lilly Rose
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To: george76

so when I stopped last evening for that slow-moving gopher tortoise crossing the road I missed my last chance?


20 posted on 09/29/2011 9:12:28 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: yoe

Hear, Hear! Wonder if there’s a Republican, Conservative, Libertarian or Tea Party pol that would do all this if put in a position to do so. I gotta have hope that he or she is out there.....:(


21 posted on 09/29/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: samtheman
99% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct.

Maybe it would only be 98% if the EPA had existed throughout history. /sarc

22 posted on 09/29/2011 9:33:01 AM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: george76

Behold, the majestic flatulent elm.


23 posted on 09/29/2011 9:41:53 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: george76

The desperate lefties can feel their ugly grip around America’s throat slipping.

Like any cornered beast, they can be extremely dangerous.

Time to be extra vigilant...


24 posted on 09/29/2011 9:45:59 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: george76

Does the list of protected plants include the attendees of Obama’s town hall meetings?


25 posted on 09/29/2011 9:49:43 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

Well these probably are endangered consider how few there are:

‘35 snails from Nevada’s Great Basin, 82 crawfish from the Southeast, 99 Hawaiian plants’

AND they’re willing to line up just to get on the list.

I sure hope that gay wolf grows a thick skin to ward off
bullycide...

Must I?!?!

/sarcasm off


26 posted on 09/29/2011 10:40:36 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: yoe

Absolutely!
I did mean the ESA, btw- the Endangered Species Act, which has tortured and tormented the states and private citizens for NO good reason.


27 posted on 09/29/2011 10:55:33 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Lilly Rose

“The best idea would be to give it to the people. This is our land.”

There was an interesting and disturbing poll released just a day or two again, wherein 49% of the respondents said that the federal government posed a significant threat to the freedom of Americans. What was the percentage of Colonists who, in 1773 or so, believed Great Britain to be a threat to _their_ liberties?

This land is your land
This land is my land
From California
To the New York island
From the redwood forest
To the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me.

.... Not if the feds and regulators get their way!

One additional verse to Guthrie’s song most folks don’t know about:

As I was walkin’
I saw a sign there
And that sign said, “no trespassing”
But on the other side
.... it didn’t say nothin!
That side was made for you and me!

Just sayin’...


28 posted on 09/29/2011 11:36:57 AM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: george76

How do WE (humans) go about getting 'listed'...?


29 posted on 09/29/2011 2:41:02 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM: The Liberal solution to every societal problem... Other People's Money.)
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To: george76
GovernMental EnvironMentalists who worship the lowest forms of life that can't even withstand the evolutionary process!!!

Just like all other liberals, they despise any successful species or individuals!!!

Thanks for making my day... NOT!!!

30 posted on 09/29/2011 3:07:04 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: george76
Thanks for the pings, George.

Briefly back from the field.

Many other posters on this thread have it right: Abolish the EPA and repeal the ESA. We need the presidency and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate to do that.

I'm cautiously optimistic on both counts.

31 posted on 10/02/2011 7:43:07 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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