November 30, 2015

Science or politics? Scientists dispute whether Great Lakes’ wolves should be delisted

*Editor’s Note* – If one were to honestly assess the differences between reality during federal ESA listing and state ESA listing, is there any difference that matters? Neither “side” has changed their whining rhetoric. Instead, the letter contains policy arguments against changing the species status, cloaked as science. For instance, the lead argument concerns the […]

So-Called “Wolf Scientists” Support Delisting of Wolves in Great Lakes

*Editor’s Note* – One cannot help but be skeptical of the what is really going on with the list of those supposedly showing support for the delisting of gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes region. Historically, there is little reason to believe there are not sinister motives at play here. All should proceed with […]

Senate bill would drop protections for wolves in 4 states

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two U.S. senators announced a renewed push Thursday to strip federal protection from gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming — and to prohibit courts from intervening in those states on the embattled predator’s behalf. Legislation introduced this week would order the Department of the Interior to reissue […]

The Greater Sage-Grouse Story: Do We Have It Right?

by Matthew A. Cronin On the Ground • Greater sage-grouse were found to be threatened or endangered with extinction in a preliminary assessment in 2010, with a final decision on an Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing due in 2015. • ESA criteria regarding endangered status (in danger of extinction), threatened status (likely to become in danger of […]

Fascist USFWS Will Release Wolves Without State Permit

This is typical of the fascist government under which we are subjects of. The Feds are required to get approval and permits from the proper state agencies before wolves are “introduced” onto the land. Because of incomplete and unsatisfactory “plans” by the USFWS, New Mexico officials refused to authorize a permit for release. The USFWS […]

New Mexico says no to wolves, creating quandary for federal officials

*Editor’s Note* – The author of this article states that the Feds “can go over the state’s head” but questions whether or not the Feds will do that. The answer is simple: Of course they will. They have a history of breaking laws and doing just as they damned please anyway. So, why act as […]

Endangered Species Act a Golden Parachute for Inept Wildlife Management

Recently I read an editorial in an online media outlet originating in Wisconsin. The editorial was actually a rebuttal in which the author, accused the first author of taking tactics and using information that was contradictory and incorrect (if only in the mind of the author). Laughable was the fact that the person rebutting the […]

Groups Fight Bureaucracy Over Endangered Bird That Was Never in Danger

Bad science and corrupt bureaucrats turned a beautiful migratory songbird that nests only in Texas into a 1990s terror that good science and concerned citizens are now fighting to exonerate. The songbird is the golden-cheeked warbler and the fear it instills comes from its status as an endangered species protected by a bureaucracy that confiscates property, […]

HSUS Petition Fails to Fracture Alliances

Press Release from the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance: On June 30, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a petition by the Humane Society of the United States concerning the listing of gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act. The petition requested that the status of gray wolves across the contiguous United States be changed from […]

Endangered Species Act: Reviewing the Nexus of Science and Policy

Purpose On October 13, 2011, the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight will hold a hearing on the nexus of science and policy related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) 1. The purpose of the hearing is to highlight the combination of science and policy decisions that are made under the ESA. Numerous judicial disputes over […]