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From a Texas rat to the American eel, hundreds of plants, animals advance toward protections
Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 09/29/2011 9:23 PM | Matthew Brown

Posted on 09/30/2011 12:07:41 PM PDT by Red Steel

BILLINGS, Mont. - 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

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key Republicans vowed Thursday to press forward with their plans to put the brakes on a law they blame for jeopardizing economic growth.

Still, said Patrick Parenteau, an environmental law professor at the Vermont Law School, "Here at a single glance, you see the sweep of the Endangered Species Act. They are moving through this large backlog at a fairly crisp clip now.

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The flurry of action could help revive President Barack Obama's standing among wildlife advocates upset over the administration's support for taking grey wolves off the endangered list

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It also could set the stage for a new round of disputes pitting conservation against development.

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In response to the administration's decisions under the settlements, Republicans including U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, repeated their call to overhaul the 37-year-old endangered act. The Washington state lawmaker is planning hearings this fall into what he characterizes as the law's failure.

"The ESA is unfortunately now used as a tool in costly lawsuits where politics trump science and jobs and economic prosperity are put in jeopardy," Hastings said Thursday.

Earlier this year, citing restrictions against development and other activities, GOP lawmakers unsuccessfully sought to strip the federal budget of money to list new species as threatened or endangered. The administration is seeking $25 million for the listing program in 2012, an 11 per cent increase.

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Noah Greenwald with the Center for Biological Diversity said the Fish and Wildlife Service was making "substantial progress."

"This is what we were looking for — starting to move species out of the pipeline into listing,

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; default; democrats; ecofascism; endangeredspecies; feminists; fraud; govtabuse; homosexuals; obama; pagans; texasrat
Obama's Department of Interior at work.
1 posted on 09/30/2011 12:07:50 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Interesting that 99.9% of those who are push for legal “protection” for animals believe in evolution. I thought part of evolutionary theory was what is often termed “survival of the fittest”. If these animals can’t adapt to a changing environment, from an evolutionary perspective, shouldn’t we just be letting them die out?


2 posted on 09/30/2011 12:11:33 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Red Steel

It’s hard to believe that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can pull this off while conducting commando raids on Gibson Guitars at the same time. Amazing.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 12:13:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Too much "education" can destroy your brain.)
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To: Red Steel

I have a Texas rat outside on my patio who is about to become extinct.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 12:19:58 PM PDT by Bubbette
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To: Bubbette
I was going to ask what specific type of rat, and how does one hunt it? A .22, flashlight, and barn are all that is required for normal Texas rats. Do I need anything special for the protected one?

/johnny

5 posted on 09/30/2011 12:24:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Red Steel

Of course protections for unborn HUMANS remain taboo.


6 posted on 09/30/2011 12:26:16 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Red Steel

http://www.youtube.com/embed/tsH8xvjTAlo


7 posted on 09/30/2011 12:27:45 PM PDT by Paperdoll (Herman Cain for President in 2012!)
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To: Red Steel

The Endangered Species Act has been manipulated much as has the definition of “poverty” in this nation - the “threshold” keeps growing larger and larger.

I find it difficult to believe that the “American Eel” is endangered - I know people who fish on the lower end of the Arkansas River who see them very regularly on trotlines.

An interesting observation on those who keep pushing for more an more protection for supposedly “endangered” species:

The vast majority of those who are nuts about “protecting” these bugs, worms, rats, etc - also are radical evolutionists... Yet doesn’t the theory of evolution include the mantra “survival of the fittest”?

Some so-called “endangered” species are not threatened because of mankind - but because the species does not adapt. How many species became extinct before mankind had any possible impact on them? According to the same evolutionists - thousands or even millions.

But when people worship the earth over God -


8 posted on 09/30/2011 12:32:06 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Red Steel

How about Americans? Are they on that list?


9 posted on 09/30/2011 12:34:30 PM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: TheBattman

But when people worship the earth over God -


Romans 1
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness...They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—


Notice this is not WHY God is showing His wrath, but HOW He is showing his wrath.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 12:39:38 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Actually, its a Texas DemocRat and you don’t hunt them, you bait and trap them, using a large cage with a spring loaded door and a pile of campaign contributions.

Not to worry about a bait trail. DemocRats have been known to scent campaign contributions from as far away as Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.


11 posted on 09/30/2011 12:41:11 PM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: Bubbette

Do they mean the wood rat? They don’t last long around my house either.


12 posted on 09/30/2011 12:41:37 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (.a.d.y.)
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To: ZULU

Good one!


13 posted on 09/30/2011 12:42:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (.a.d.y.)
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To: Red Steel

I wonder how those solar panel companies, the ones getting all that taxpayer dough, got through this regulatory morass so fast....


14 posted on 09/30/2011 12:43:31 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Thanks!!!!


15 posted on 09/30/2011 12:44:43 PM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: MEGoody
Interesting that 99.9% of those who are push for legal “protection” for animals believe in evolution. I thought part of evolutionary theory was what is often termed “survival of the fittest”. If these animals can’t adapt to a changing environment, from an evolutionary perspective, shouldn’t we just be letting them die out?

I have long believed that the Endangered Species Act should be repealed. If a species is too stupid to adapt to changing conditions, then so be it.

16 posted on 09/30/2011 12:45:54 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: MEGoody
Interesting that 99.9% of those who are push for legal “protection” for animals believe in evolution. I thought part of evolutionary theory was what is often termed “survival of the fittest”. If these animals can’t adapt to a changing environment, from an evolutionary perspective, shouldn’t we just be letting them die out?

I have long believed that the Endangered Species Act should be repealed. If a species is too stupid to adapt to changing conditions, then so be it.

17 posted on 09/30/2011 12:46:33 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: mewzilla

Do you wonder?

Quite simply through donations to 0bama and the ‘rats.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 12:47:06 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Red Steel

If you own land, and ever what to do anything with it, kill everything on it before they declare one of them “endangered”.


19 posted on 09/30/2011 1:51:32 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
and ever what WANT to do anything with it
20 posted on 09/30/2011 1:53:19 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ZULU

Not all Americans are on the list, only conservative, gun carrying, God fearing and generally Republicans would be on the list of endangered species but instead they are marked for extermination by this administration.


21 posted on 09/30/2011 1:55:37 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Sequoyah101

Agreed.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 1:57:56 PM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: Red Steel

Enforcing the law Richard Nixon established, screwed again.


23 posted on 09/30/2011 2:00:36 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Red Steel

Rats and wolves cannot be killed but human babies can. How shameful and pathetic of the commiecrat party.

I saw a show on discovery channel or something that said all creatures once thought to be extinct have been found on the Galapagos Islands.I doubt there are any endangered species anymore it is probably a DNC slush fund.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 2:09:46 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Rock you like a hermancain!)
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To: TheBattman
How many species became extinct before mankind had any possible impact on them?

99% of all species that have lived on planet Earth have gone extinct.

25 posted on 09/30/2011 3:35:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: MEGoody

Extinction is a way of life on earth. Why fight it?


26 posted on 09/30/2011 6:49:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Red Steel

It’s more welfare for biology graduates. They feel entitled to being employed in do-nothing jobs and being overpaid. If business leaders figure that out before the end of the default process, we’ll see more sanity in policies (won’t happen).


27 posted on 09/30/2011 7:02:21 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Red Steel

Under the ESA “species” can be defined as whatever the government wants.

It used to be that that the term species meant something, that critters couldn’t interbreed and provide viable offspring unless they were the same species.


28 posted on 09/30/2011 10:40:24 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: Red Steel
From a Texas rat to the American eel, hundreds of plants, animals advance toward protections

Unlike unborn Americans, approximately 1/4 of which will be viciouslly MURDERED before they get to take a breath of air.


http://www.movementforabetteramerica.org/abortionindex.html

29 posted on 10/01/2011 4:20:07 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Do I need anything special for the protected one?

Full body armor?

30 posted on 10/01/2011 4:20:51 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: mewzilla
I wonder how those solar panel companies, the ones getting all that taxpayer dough, got through this regulatory morass so fast....

Simple!

They, too; are an "Endangered Species".

31 posted on 10/01/2011 4:22:37 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: mewzilla
They, too; are an "Endangered Species".

It's OBVIOUS that we in this country do not REALLY believe in Evolution, or else NOTHING would be 'protected' or 'subsidized'.

32 posted on 10/01/2011 4:23:55 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Fiji Hill

You’ve nailed it!

No more WIC!

No more Section 8!!

No more 2 years of Unemployment ‘compensation’!!!


33 posted on 10/01/2011 4:25:04 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: JimRed

But no one ‘owns’ land.

They have a piece of paper that allows them to pay RENT to the Gov’t: property taxes.


34 posted on 10/01/2011 4:26:48 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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