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Environmental groups plan lawsuit over spotted owl (Once is never enough with a man like "W")
Sacramento Business Journal ^ | today | staff

Posted on 09/03/2003 2:08:45 PM PDT by SierraWasp

LATEST NEWS 10:34 AM PDT Wednesday

Environmental groups plan lawsuit over spotted owl

A coalition of environmental groups have signaled their intention to sue the federal government for denying the California spotted owl protected status under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign and six other groups on Wednesday filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision in February to deny a petition filed by the groups seeking federal protection for the owl.

Environmental groups say the owl, which inhabits old-growth forests in the Sierra Nevada, is threatened by logging.

The Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to list the owl under the Endangered Species Act was based on the assumption that the owl's habitat in the Sierra Nevada would be largely protected by the Clinton administration's Sierra Nevada Framework, a plan that restricted logging to protect the owl's habitat.

Environmental groups contend that the Bush administration, as part of its Healthy Forests Initiative, has proposed a substantially weaker plan that would triple logging of national forests in the Sierra Nevada.

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relied on the (Clinton) framework to deny protection for the owl, even though they knew these protections were on the Bush administration's chopping block," said Noah Greenwald, a conservation biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity. "This decision flies in the face of common sense."

Unlike the northern and Mexican subspecies, the California spotted owl has never been listed under the Endangered Species Act. Like its cousins, however, the California spotted owl is closely associated with old-growth forests. Listing proponents say that more than a decade of studies have determined that the owl's population is declining and is cause for significant concern.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dirtworshippers; environment; environmentalists; forests; logging; obstructionists; pagans; spottedowl
In the same Issue of this paper (Sacramento BUSINESS JOURNAL) which has been overly friendly with the local "EnvironMental CommuNutty," there is an editorial crying crockodile tears over the closing of the last family owned sawmill in Northern California's Gold Country!!! I'll link it in a minute. It's the epitome of irony that this paper could have helped avoid, but obviously is now bemoaning belatedly!!!
1 posted on 09/03/2003 2:08:46 PM PDT by SierraWasp
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Link to inane editorial
2 posted on 09/03/2003 2:12:08 PM PDT by SierraWasp (You have to ask yourself... Would you hire anybody from CA's government to fix anything?(besides Tom)
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To: SPOTTEDOWL
:-)
3 posted on 09/03/2003 2:13:43 PM PDT by Tamzee ("Big government sounds too much like sluggish socialism."......Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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To: SierraWasp
WTH,
Torch the forests; it won't hurt the furry little critters.
4 posted on 09/03/2003 2:14:16 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: farmfriend
ping
5 posted on 09/03/2003 2:15:25 PM PDT by bicycle thug (Fortia facere et pati Americanum est.)
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To: farmfriend; Carry_Okie; Ernest_at_the_Beach; forester; marsh2; AuntB; editor-surveyor; Phil V.; ...
This article and the linked editorial describe the dichotomy and the destruction of liberal policies and politics that are trying to destroy the people's paradise called California!
6 posted on 09/03/2003 2:16:34 PM PDT by SierraWasp (You have to ask yourself... Would you hire anybody from CA's government to fix anything?(besides Tom)
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To: SierraWasp
I'd like to get that spotted owl. Remove it's feathers by dipping it in scalding hot water then bake it at 360 degrees for two hours. Wrap it in aluminum foil take it on the highway and place in a position that would make it easier for cars to turn it into well done road kill.
7 posted on 09/03/2003 2:19:07 PM PDT by chachacha
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To: SierraWasp
I loved this sign I saw hanging in a little mom-and-pop convenience store in Oregon's Coastal Range:

Sorry - No toilet paper. Wipe your *ss on a spotted owl.

8 posted on 09/03/2003 2:19:11 PM PDT by LouD (Genuine GOP Vigilante: Fair and Honest Elections - Or Else!)
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To: LouD
Wipe your *ss on a spotted owl.

Always wondered what feathered boas were made of.
9 posted on 09/03/2003 2:21:11 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: chachacha
Owls well that ends well.
10 posted on 09/03/2003 2:27:00 PM PDT by Defiant (I am Taglinus Maximus. I do not entertain!)
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To: SierraWasp
Ummmm....to quote 'capitol steps'

".....the spotted owl, in a cream sauce, is a tasty little fowl."

11 posted on 09/03/2003 2:33:00 PM PDT by wbill
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To: SierraWasp; Carry_Okie; forester; sasquatch
Interesting that as logging declined, owl populations declined. Eco nuts can't see the forest for the trees.
12 posted on 09/03/2003 2:41:01 PM PDT by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: SierraWasp; AAABEST; Ace2U; Alamo-Girl; Alas; amom; AndreaZingg; Anonymous2; ApesForEvolution; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.

Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.

13 posted on 09/03/2003 2:41:54 PM PDT by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: farmfriend
BTTT!!!!!!
14 posted on 09/03/2003 2:43:14 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: chachacha
That's disgusting! If you put with some of the filleted manatee I've got in the freezer, I've found the combo to be quite tasty.
15 posted on 09/03/2003 3:03:11 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: SierraWasp
Environmental groups say the owl, which inhabits old-growth forests in the Sierra Nevada, is threatened by logging.

What the....?? What is this? Rewind, replay?

16 posted on 09/03/2003 3:22:16 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.")
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To: tbpiper; TastyManatees
"If you put with some of the filleted manatee I've got in the freezer, I've found the combo to be quite tasty."

Did'ja see what "tbpiper" just said? (grin)

17 posted on 09/03/2003 3:39:30 PM PDT by SierraWasp (You have to ask yourself... Would you hire anybody from CA's government to fix anything?(besides Tom)
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To: SierraWasp
I guess they failed to mention that the northern spotted owl thrives in new growth forests. Its alot easier to see those endangered mice that the owls love to munch on.
18 posted on 09/03/2003 3:40:52 PM PDT by microgood (They will all die......most of them.)
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To: SierraWasp
Hey, they can ship a pair of those little critters to my place...They will live happily ever after and solve the big problem at the same time...
19 posted on 09/03/2003 3:47:39 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: SierraWasp
"Owl... it's what's for dinner!"


20 posted on 09/03/2003 4:07:06 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: SierraWasp
If they really cared they would set fire to their own houses so that the sacred pagan mule ears could thrive. I wish we could declare them endangered - The Sierra Nevada Grim-Frowned Jackass!
22 posted on 09/03/2003 9:01:56 PM PDT by eldoradude (Boom Boom, out go the lights!)
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To: farmfriend
Abolish the ESA, Now!

Take back our country from the environazis!
23 posted on 09/04/2003 7:46:45 AM PDT by blackie
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To: SierraWasp
The Spotted Owl again? They never give up, neither should we! Abolish the ESA now! Before and owl takes your home form you!
24 posted on 09/04/2003 12:49:47 PM PDT by countrydummy
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To: All

Mess with a turtle egg, canadian goose or a spotted OWL and get a yr. in jail and a $50K fine, abort a child, get paid $750.00. And we wonder why there is NO respect for HUMAN life created in God's image.

This is why we need to inculcate a culture of life in our churches and schools (starting in kindergarten) and society in general. People tend to think of children as disposable items.

http://www.cpforlife.org/pro_life_education.htm

It's a grievious sin that animals and turtle eggs are afforded more protections and rights than a human fetus and baby created in God's Image with a soul.

Genesis 9:3
Every creature that is alive shall be yours to eat; I give them all to you as I did the green plants.

Man:
Kill the humans (abortion) and save the Bears, the spotted owls, the Canadian Geese and the whales and don't crack that turtle egg!!

You can get fined up to $10,000 for messing with those eggs and baby-killing physicians get paid government and private money $$$ to kill humans! Go figure.

http://endangered.fws.gov/esa.html#Lnk11
http://endangered.fws.gov/esa.html

http://endangered.fws.gov/wildlife.html#Species
http://endangered.fws.gov/wildlife.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/785378/posts 
http://endangered.fws.gov/


The Endangered Species Act of 1973
http://endangered.fws.gov/esaall.pdf

Page 4 Sec 3 (c)(8) don't crack those eggs, one might end the "life" of a bird, fish or turtle. I guess certain "mammals" (humans) do not apply.

http://profs.lp.findlaw.com/endanger/endanger_6.html

The Govt. recognizes that a fertilized egg from an animal is "alive" and protected by LAW (The Endangered Species Act of 1973) and when in a human, in God's image, it's just a blob of "unlive" protoplasm which can be aspirated if it's the mother's "choice" to do so with no protections under the 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution.

But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for EVERY careless word they have spoken."--Jesus (Matt. 12:36)


25 posted on 09/09/2003 8:27:24 PM PDT by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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