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Landowners Hail Property Rights Victory at Supreme Court in Frog Habitat Dispute

Landowners Hail Property Rights Victory at Supreme Court in Frog Habitat Dispute

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor The Supreme Court sided with landowners Tuesday in a dispute over the reach of the Endangered Species Act. A large parcel of private land was designated as “critical habitat” for an endangered frog, though the species has not lived in the area for decades. The justices said that designation […]

Federal court orders restoration of 23,000 acres for wild horses

Federal court orders restoration of 23,000 acres for wild horses

A federal appeals court has delivered a victory to wild horse enthusiasts, ordering the U.S. Forest Service to restore 23,000 acres of critical land as protected horse country in California – and showed judges taking an increasingly dim view of agencies’ decision-making. The government had said the land was added by “administrative error” in the […]

Ranchers Fighting Back After Obama Gave Land To Endangered Frogs

Ranchers Fighting Back After Obama Gave Land To Endangered Frogs

Three state agriculture associations filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government for not considering how listing almost two million acres in California as “critical habitat” could affect small business, agriculture, and local government, according to a Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) press release. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared 1.8 million acres in […]

Feds Won’t Remove Healthy California Bird From Endangered Species List

Feds Won’t Remove Healthy California Bird From Endangered Species List

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) officials are keeping a bird on the endangered species list, ask even though it admits there are other thriving and unthreatened populations. The decision means more than 197, illness 000 acres in California are protected as a critical habitat, which severely limits how it can be used. Studies show […]

California Assemblyman Jim Patterson speaks out on Feds closing public lands to the public

California Assemblyman Jim Patterson speaks out on Feds closing public lands to the public

By Debra Tash California Assemblyman Jim Patterson recently was interviewed by independent internet television channel WRCFresnoTV on what is happening to nearly two million acres of land in the Sierra Nevada. Department of Fish and Game may evidently be hanging out a Do Not Trespass sign on land paid for with taxpayers’ money. If the […]