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PLF will sue if feds keep stalling on golden parakeet delisting decision

Posted 4/15/2017

PLF Press Release

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL;  April 12, 2017: Federal officials have missed their legal deadline for acting on a petition to remove the golden parakeet from Endangered Species Act (ESA) coverage.  Therefore, Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) is serving notice on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that the agency will be sued if the foot-dragging continues.

The “60-day notice” that PLF just filed is the formal warning required before litigation can be launched against the FWS for violating the ESA.  PLF represents, free of charge, the organization that submitted the delisting petition — the American Federation of Aviculture (AFA).  A lawsuit against FWS will follow after the 60-day period has run, if the agency has not acted on the delisting petition by then. Continue reading

The Chain of Environmental Command by Pearl Rains Hewett

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by Pearl Rains Hewett
from Behind My Back

(See Story Here: http://www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/03/the-chain-of-environmental-command/)

 
Last night Jan 2, 2017, on KIRO TV there was a short comment on a Seattle group meeting of anti-Trump environmental objectors that are organizing across the United States to go to WA DC on inauguration day.
It is being funded by The Center for Biological Diversity a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 675,000 members and on-line activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.
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Drastic Changes Needed to Restore Peninsula Salmon and Steelhead Runs

Op/Ed by Darryl Sanford
Sequim, Washington

Posted 4/8/2016

I’m sure those dreaming of further federal dollars flowing into the area are celebrating the latest announcement of “Major Cutbacks for Salmon Fisheries” (March 16 Sequim Gazette and “Many Eye Middle Road on Fishing” in PDN).  Further Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings of weak runs of Coho Salmon could be a financial boon to the area. I’ve attended meetings in Sequim and Forks over the past couple weeks addressing the Steelhead and Salmon outlook on the Peninsula and if projections are accurate, the future of our fishing opportunities does indeed look bleak.  My fear is that few fish and continued Federal funding is exactly what those in charge of ‘saving’ our fish actually want.   Continue reading

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