April 30, 2016

The Flam-Flam of Designating Critical Habitat?

If the Department of Interior(DOI)/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service(USFWS) is given complete discretion over designating critical habitat for Threatened or Endangered Species, who will this act benefit? We see below the summary of what has been published in the Federal Register, by the USFWS, where they change their mind about designating critical habitat for the northern […]

New Mexico Plans Lawsuit to Stop USFWS From Releasing More Mongrel Dogs

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! Last October I shared with readers that the State of New Mexico was going to fight the Federal Government – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service(USFWS) – if the USFWS made plans to introduce more federally protected Mexican gray wolves in that state. Because of the very clear and precise history […]

New Obama Administration Habitat Rules Grant Limitless Discretion to Federal Agencies

Press Release from the House Committee on Natural Resources: WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2016 – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama Administration’s expansive new definitions and revised criteria for designating critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) argued the new rules allow the U.S. Fish and […]

Changing the ESA by POLICY Circumventing Legislative Process

MEMORANDUM FROM: KAREN BUDD-FALEN BUDD-FALEN LAW OFFICES, LLC DATE: MARCH 15, 2016 RE: MAJOR REGULATORY EXPANSION OF ESA LISTING AND CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATIONS While private property owners were vehemently protesting the EPA’s expansion of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA-Fisheries (collectively “FWS”) were bit-by-bit expanding the federal government’s overreach on […]

Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

SUMMARY: The best available scientific and commercial data indicate that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) population of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) has recovered and no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act). The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is also proposing […]

Removal of the Louisiana Black Bear From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Removal of Similarity-of-Appearance Protections for the American Black Bear

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing the Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List). This action is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that this subspecies has recovered and no longer meets […]

Wolf “Sensitivity” on the Great Plains

By James Beers The above [please follow this link] was sent to me by a friend in Florida.  While he is embroiled in “dealing” with the USFWS and the State of Florida regarding Florida “Panthers”: he recognized immediately 1.what is going on in Iowa; 2. its similarities to how Florida “Panthers” have bollixed up Florida […]

Government Fascists Flood Red Wolf Habitat Causing Removal of All Breeding Pairs

*Editor’s Note* – Below is the content of an email I received about a formal complaint filed with the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Interior and the Special Agent in Charge, Professional Responsibility Unit of the Fish and Wildlife Service. The complaint essentially claims an animal that government labeled a red wolf was […]

Feds Ensure States Understand They Have No Authority in ESA Rules

<<<Source>>> SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service announce an interagency policy to clarify the role of State agencies in activities undertaken by the Services under authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, and associated regulations. The policy, which is a revision of a policy issued in 1994, […]

ESA: Definition of Destruction or Adverse Modification of Critical Habitat

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), collectively referred to as the “Services” or “we,” revise a regulatory definition that is integral to our implementation of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act or ESA). The Act requires Federal agencies, in consultation with and with […]