September 22, 2009
Major press sources got Molloy’s ruling all wrong!
Once again we are witness to everything that is wrong with the Endangered Species Act. Judge Donald Molloy, the one judge all the environmentalists seem to run to when they need a court to support their agendas, has decided that grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area, should be put back on the Endangered Species Act list of protected species.
It is a waste of my time and energy to attempt to explain why Molloy’s science is in disagreement with that of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Science. None of it really matters. It is incredible that the science used by the USFWS is regularly disregarded by Molloy in favor of either his own interpretation or that of the environmentalists. It really blows my mind. The out for the judges becomes whose science fits the case. Read more
September 2, 2009
It all began at a local republican barbecue event. Dr. Rex Rammell, a candidate for Idaho’s governor run in 2010, was addressing the crowd. Reports are and Rammell admits that when the subject of wolf hunting, an emotional topic to say the least, came up, someone in the crowd made a comment to do with “Obama tags”. (For those who might not know, at that time Idaho was selling wolf tags, a permit to allow for the taking of a wolf in a controversial wolf hunt taking place as I write.)
Dr. Rammell expressed he wasn’t clear on exactly his response to that comment but conceded it went something like: “Obama tags? We’ll buy some of those.” Outrage from some ensued with many asking for Rammell to apologize. At a press conference yesterday, he refused. Read more
September 1, 2009
Sportsmen across Idaho this morning are claiming some sort of victory in the ongoing wolf debate, as hunters will take to the field with the hopes of bagging a wolf. Yesterday’s hearing in federal court, aimed at putting an emergency halt to the wolf hunt, ended without a decision from Judge Donald Molloy. He promised a quick ruling. While people wait, hunters are taking advantage of the situation and heading afield.
But in the court room yesterday, the plaintiffs, a group of 13 environmentalists fighting against the wolf hunts, openly displayed their greed when the lawyer for Earthjustice told Judge Molloy that there needed to be 3,000 to 5,000 wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains region before they would consider the reintroduction a success. He didn’t say they would deem it a success. He said they would consider it a success. This has been part of the problem from the onset. 3,000 to 5,000 wolves is a far cry from the original claim that 300 wolves would do the trick. The environmentalists just keep moving the goal posts further away. Read more