Skip to comments.Hundreds of plants, animals in line for federal endangered species protection
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.
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.
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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.....:(
Maybe it would only be 98% if the EPA had existed throughout history. /sarc
Behold, the majestic flatulent elm.
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...
Does the list of protected plants include the attendees of Obama’s town hall meetings?
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
I did mean the ESA, btw- the Endangered Species Act, which has tortured and tormented the states and private citizens for NO good reason.
“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
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 like all other liberals, they despise any successful species or individuals!!!
Thanks for making my day... NOT!!!
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.