September 30, 2005
— Ace Making it a little more friendly to humans:
Among other things, the bill would mandate the federal gummint to compensate private property owners whose development plans are blocked under that law to protect critters and creatures. The bill also removes certain protections for animals when land usages severely would be limited as a result thereof.
What's the lesser spotted owl down for you lately?
Posted by: Darwin's Moustache at September 30, 2005 06:33 AM (vLNLO)
Posted by: at September 30, 2005 06:38 AM (52h84)
Posted by: This&That at September 30, 2005 07:00 AM (MSMPS)
Supreme Court's got their back on this one!
Posted by: Dave in Texas at September 30, 2005 07:12 AM (pzen5)
I foresee a great demand for trained spotted owls.
Posted by: scott at September 30, 2005 07:35 AM (M7kiy)
Posted by: rabidfox at September 30, 2005 07:48 AM (CAVPy)
It's the case law added by wacko left-wing judges that makes the current law so crazy.
Posted by: Jake at September 30, 2005 07:50 AM (r/5D/)
Posted by: V the K at September 30, 2005 07:55 AM (1R6cr)
Posted by: scott at September 30, 2005 08:27 AM (M7kiy)
Property owners are an endangered species. There are numerous environmental organziations whose goal is to put as much land as possible in public trust to the point of extremism.
Worse, in California these trusts are allowed to raise property taxes in violation of Prop 13. They are multiagency fiefdoms. They control millions of acres of land and billion dollar budgets and alott themselves enough perks, but not too many, to make their lives comfortable. They spend their time jetting all over the world for land use conferences on your tax dollar. Then they retire on a gov. pension and start their new career as big bucks consultants.
Posted by: at September 30, 2005 09:14 AM (52h84)
Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at September 30, 2005 10:33 AM (ipjUv)
Pombo’s revision also does away with the God Squad. Rather than invoke the God Squad and declare the Redfish Lake sockeye salmon extinct as of 1910, the federal government has so far spent ~$75 million dollars in an attempt that so far has yielded 3 adult fish returning to Redfish Lake. Link
Posted by: TerryH at September 30, 2005 10:37 AM (RLGT1)
I'll volunteer to adopt some of those african toads. If they can live among the banana, papaya, and avocado trees, they'll be all set.
Toads are really cool - they're kinda like outside pets that just hang around and eat bugs. The lawnmower is about the only thing that really freaks them out. Toads are the metaphorical prism through which the enlightened can view life.
Posted by: Purple Avenger at September 30, 2005 11:54 AM (X+OCl)
I thought the government culd take what it wanted, per New London.
Posted by: Bithead at October 03, 2005 02:20 AM (aVAsw)
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