Supreme Court weighs review of Army Corps’ jurisdiction decisions

The Supreme Court may decide as soon as Monday to review a high-profile case on whether an Army Corps of Engineers determination that property qualifies for Clean Water Act protections can be challenged in court. In Kent Recycling Services LLC v. Army Corps of Engineers, the justices are presented with the question of whether a […]

Wildlife agencies plan to restore grizzlies in Washington

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service and Washington state agencies are planning to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades. The Everett Daily Herald reports the agencies plan to hold public meetings next month in six cities. The input will help the agencies decide how to bring […]

Ecosystems are Like the Tides

When I entered the US Navy in 1963 I took an extensive class in Navigation.  One of the major subjects within the class was, “Tides”. In addition to “high tide” and “low tide”; and spring tides and neap tides, our instructor mentioned a particular concept that was both peculiar to those times and a likely […]

Superior Court (Alameda County) Rules in Favor of ABAG and One Bay Area

Litigation Seeks to Protect the American Form of Government In a result oriented decision, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo ruled against Freedom Advocates and others in the war over protecting Cities and Counties from a transformation of local government (One Bay Area). The new form of government in the San Francisco Bay Area […]

Wolf Lessons from North Carolina

Last Friday, 30 January, I wrote a piece, Kudos to North Carolina and Her Wolves that Never Were, complimenting the recent success of some men in North Carolina regarding how to stand up to the federal government and the Endangered Species Act.  This involves “red” wolves, an enviable (to most of us) State Wildlife Agency […]

Watch Out for That Puddle, Soon It Could Be Federally Regulated

FA Note:  This Op-Ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal December 7, 2014. The authors are Reed Hopper and Todd Gaziano, with Pacific Legal Foundation. The EPA wants to redefine ‘the waters of the United States’ to mean virtually any wet spot in the country. Earlier this year the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps […]

“They Never”, “They Always”

A pack of “five to six” coyotes just killed a full grown horse, ironically owned by the County Sheriff’s Department, in a paddock between Detroit and Flint, Michigan.  The local “wildlife technician” said he “can count on zero fingers the numbers of times coyotes have taken down a large animal”.  He also said, “If you […]

Kudos to North Carolina and Her Wolves that Never Were

As someone with a long involvement in US and European wolf debacles of the past three-plus decades, it is with admiration and a wry sense of amusement that I have followed the sordid history of federal red wolf impositions on the good people of North Carolina.  I admire what you are doing about “wolves” and […]