Endangered species

Supreme Court Set for Ribbiting Property Rights Case

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As the U.S. Supreme Court justices hand down the last of their high-profile decisions for the current term, property rights proponents are preparing for their fall term and a major case that could finally set boundaries on the currently unchecked power of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). National Center for ...
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Huffington Post: Ignore the Environmental Activists

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Sometimes, you have to take the battle to their turf. In a piece for the Huffington Post today, I make the case that while green groups seek to ban newer and better pesticides because they allegedly harm bees, the groups ignore what scientists say could be the real culprits responsible ...
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Arizona Urges Congress To Update The ESA

Members of the Arizona State Legislature recently passed Concurrent Resolution 1013 urging the U.S. Congress to update the Endangered Species Act (ESA): …to improve its effectiveness in protecting and recovering Arizona’s threatened and endangered species. The ESA, passed in 1973, was last amended in 1988 and reauthorized in 1992. The ...
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Polar Bears In A Changing Climate: A Philosophical Showdown At CITES

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A showdown over how to protect the Earth’s polar bears is happening now at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) where the Inuit, conservationists, hunters, two Big Green groups, the governments of Alaska, Canada and Nunavut, all stand opposed to a U.S ...
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Occupy Occupy D.C. Calls for Cease Fire in Obama’s War on Nature

Interior Department Puts Hit Out on Barred Owls, Proving Folly of Endangered Species Regulations Washington, D.C. - Members of the National Center for Public Policy Research's "Occupy Occupy D.C." street team will rally against the Obama Administration's new policy to kill the barred owl in deference to the spotted owl ...
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Occupy Occupy D.C., Day 13: End the War (on Owls)

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Roaring into March like a lion, members of the National Center for Public Policy Research’s “Occupy Occupy D.C.” street team rallied on Thursday against the Obama Administration’s new policy to kill the barred owl in the Pacific Northwest in deference to the spotted owl. After more than two decades of ...
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Public Lands in Decay; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Trains “Diversity Change Agents”

Good heavens!! Can this be serious? The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service put out a press release today saying, in part: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Welcomes Inaugural Class of Diversity Change Agents The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today graduated its first Diversity Change Agent Training Class, approximately 60 ...
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Looks Like the Polar Bears Are Doing Well

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Deneen Borelli, a fellow with the Project 21 black leadership network, is scheduled to talk about the ethics charges against Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and the court decision striking down major portions of Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement bill on the Friday morning edition of “Fox and Friends” on the Fox ...
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Chuck Schumer’s Hypocrisies

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Climate Depot unveils two shocking examples of hypocrisy by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) when it reports that global warming zealot Schumer is seeking federal aid for New York farmers because below-average temperatures are affecting crop yields. That's my opinion, anyway. Hypocrisy #1: Schumer has been co-sponsoring climate legislation that would ...
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The California Drought’s Congressional “Kangaroo Court”

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The kangaroo waits for the hearing to begin. The kangaroo listens attentively to hearing proceedings. The National Center for Public Policy Research's Jeff Temple and Devon Carlin are seated to the kangaroo's left. Devon Carlin provides a report on the U.S. House Resources Committee hearing Monday -- the one to ...
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U.S. House Holds Kangaroo Hearing to Fool Public About Causes of California Drought

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The National Center for Public Policy Research has sent a 'kangaroo' to a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Resources Committee on climate change and the California drought. The kangaroo's appearance will to protest the fact that the hearing is expected to ignore the contribution of environmental regulations in ...
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Diverse Coalition Appeals to Congress Regarding Unjust Provisions of Omnibus Land Management Act

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Readers with an interest in property rights, civil rights or simply staying out of jail for doing something one has no idea is illegal will want to review the coalition letter sent to the Congressional leadership, the Attorney General and to President Barack Obama by the American Civil Liberties Union, ...
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Statement on USFWS Plans to Introduce More Mexican Gray Wolves in the Southwest

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Senior Fellow R.J. Smith has issued a statement on USFWS plans to introduce still more Mexican Gray Wolves in the Southwest: For a quarter of a century the controversial program to repopulate the Southwest with Mexican Gray Wolves has created a constant political struggle in New Mexico and Arizona. There ...
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Comment by National Center President Amy Ridenour on Announcement Regarding Listing the Polar Bear Under the Endangered Species Act

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The decision to list the polar bear as “threatened” announced today by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne was probably the best that could be expected from a government agency operating under a severely-flawed Endangered Species Act, but it is a regrettable decision nonetheless. The Secretary’s clear intent to deny environmental organizations ...
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If Animals Ran Political Ads, What Would They Look Like?

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To draw a bit of fun attention to the polar bear question (should they or should they not be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act due to "global warming"), The National Center for Public Policy Research, in conjunction with Citizens United, has released a parody political ad that ...
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Who Are These Clowns?

An absolutely wonderful polar bear cartoon. Note the words on the director's bullhorn. Here's the blog of Roger Maynard, the guy who drew it, and some more I like are here, here, here, here, here, and especially here. (Our own take on polar bears is here.) ...
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Parody Ad Takes Up Cause of Ringed Seals, Says Polar Bear Populations are Prosperous and Growing

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Listing the Polar Bear as "Threatened" Under the ESA Could Harm Bears and Humans Alike; Says New Study Released with the Ad Washington, D.C.: In light of environmentalist campaigns pressuring the Administration to list the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act, the National Center for Public Policy ...
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Listing the Polar Bear Under the Endangered Species Act Because of Projected Global Warming Could Harm Bears and Humans Alike, by Peyton Knight and Amy Ridenour

Introduction and Summary Few animals capture the imaginations of Americans quite like the polar bear.  Just ask Coca-Cola, whose animated polar bear advertisement has become an annual holiday staple.  Seemingly impervious to the brutal conditions of the Great White North, these mammoth bears exude an aura of cuddly invincibility. But ...
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Video: Don’t List the Polar Bear Under the Endangered Species Act

Listing the Polar Bear Under the Endangered Species Act Because of Projected Future Global Warming Could Harm Bears and Humans Alike Learn more about what's behind efforts to list the polar bear as threatened due to projected future global warming, and why doing so would be a bad idea ...
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