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  • New administration rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms

    05/04/2016 10:55:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2016 | AP
    thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms Published May 04, 2016 Associated Press Facebook45 Twitter59 livefyre Email Print This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could...
  • Feds Send Man to Jail for Overfishing as 6,000 Drug Convicts are Freed

    11/02/2015 5:51:59 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | NOVEMBER 02, 2015
    These are embarrassing times for the nation's criminal justice system; as the Obama administration executes the nation's largest mass release of federal prisoners, it's sending a Long Island fisherman to jail for reeling in too many... Back in 2010 resident Obama signed a measure that for the first time in decades relaxed drug-crime sentences he claimed discriminated against poor and minority offenders. This severely weakened a decades-old law enacted during the infamous crack cocaine epidemic that ravaged urban communities nationwide in the 1980s. As part of the movement the U.S. Sentencing Commission lowered maximum sentences for drug offenders and made...
  • As feds reduce sentences for drug dealers, NY fisherman gets jail time for too many flounder

    11/04/2015 3:50:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot ^ | November 4, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The residents of Long Island can rest easier in their beds knowing that another dangerous criminal has been taken out of commission thanks to the diligent work of the Justice Department. Anthony Joseph has finally been brought to justice and won’t plague the coastal residents any longer. What was the nature of his crime spree? He failed to properly report the correct number of flounder that he caught on his fishing boat, and for that he’s heading off to jail, spending years on probation and facing more than a half million dollars in fines. Anthony Joseph, a commercial fisherman from...
  • Gibson CEO: Feds Demanded Foreign Labor

    09/01/2011 7:18:43 AM PDT · by stjohnswood · 48 replies
    KMJ News ^ | 8/31/2011 | Chris Daniel
    KMJ's own Chris Daniel is stirring the national pot today. On his show last night, Chris interviewed Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of the iconic Gibson Guitar Company. The federal government seized wood, guitars and electronic records from Gibson's Nashville warehouses in 2009, and, according to Juszkiewicz, made an unusual request from the American manufacturer. On KMJ airwaves, Juszkiewicz revealed that representatives of the US government told Gibson that their legal issues would disappear if they used Madagascar labor instead of American labor.
  • L.A. Times Prints Quote From Fake Release

    12/28/2005 4:34:13 PM PST · by Bullitt · 43 replies · 2,185+ views
    BREIBART.COM ^ | 12/ 28/2005 | AP
    GREEN RIVER, Wyo. - A quote in a fake news release that was intended as an April Fool's joke ended up in a front-page story in the Los Angeles Times. The story in Tuesday's editions of the Times noted how successful the reintroduction of wolves had been 10 years ago, but said the predators remained controversial.
  • State, feds fight over wolf testimony

    01/02/2005 5:48:05 AM PST · by Probus · 7 replies · 421+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 01-02-05 | Joan Barron
    CHEYENNE -- Testimony of a U.S. Interior Department official before a Wyoming legislative committee nearly a year ago demonstrates that rejection of the state's wolf management plan was based on legal and political reasons, not science, says a brief filed by Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank. Paul Hoffman, deputy assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks, testified before the Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Travel, Recreation and Wildlife on Jan. 15, 2004, in Laramie. But his testimony was not included in the Interior Department's administrative record filed in federal court in Cheyenne. Two days before Hoffman spoke to the...
  • Critics Say Wolf Team 'Stacked'

    08/14/2003 7:09:57 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies · 406+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal (subscription required) ^ | August 14,2003 | Tania Soussan
    Thursday, August 14, 2003 Critics Say Wolf Team 'Stacked' By Tania SoussanJournal Staff Writer The team being formed to revise a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf is "stacked" in favor of the livestock industry and anti-wolf groups, 15 conservation organizations claimed Wednesday. In a letter to Dale Hall, Southwest region director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the groups criticized the list of 24 agencies and organizations invited to be part of the wolf recovery plan team. Three of those on the list are conservation groups, seven represent the livestock industry and one...