March 20, 2023

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 long-eared bat. The species is of no importance to this discussion. The timing can only leave suspecting and distrusting people, like myself, to wonder if the timing of this, is critical. It comes at a time when Congress is considering giving free rein to the USFWS to designate habitat as they will. Isn’t this “change of heart” nothing more than a dog and pony show aimed at angering the environmentalists so they will lobby Congress to not give the freedom to the USFWS? Maybe not.

We know there is lots of money to be made, by Environmentalism and Government working together, conducting business as usual right now. Does the USFWS, who I’ve always said are puppets of the environmentalists, not want that responsibility and instead continue on as they are now?

Or, perhaps, the USFWS is practicing up; that they and Environmentalism, have determined that a vote in Congress to grant that habitat designation power to the DOI, stands to make even more money AND gives more power and control over the people. After all, with fascist rule to grant critical habitat designation by magically creating the “science” to do so, think of the control that will be foisted onto an unsuspecting population to rob them of property rights. And think of the useful idiots who will end up victims of their own ignorance.

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have reconsidered whether designating critical habitat for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) is prudent. We have determined that such a designation is not prudent. We listed the northern long- eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), on April 2, 2015. At the time the species was listed, we determined that designation of critical habitat was prudent, but not determinable. Since that time, information has come available that demonstrates that designating the wintering habitat as critical habitat for the bat would likely increase the threat from vandalism and disturbance, and could, potentially, increase the spread of white-nose syndrome. In addition, designating the summer habitat as critical habitat would not be beneficial to the species, because there are no areas within the summer habitat that meet the definition of critical habitat. Thus, we have determined that the designation of critical habitat is not prudent for the northern long-eared bat.<<<Read More>>>