The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, without obtaining a permit, and over the objections of a hydrological expert, diverted a stream that flowed through the land owned by a small church, headed by Pastor Victor Fuentes. The resulting flooding destroyed the property, and the bureaucrats who did this think no one will hold them accountable.
Environmentalists’ efforts to keep grizzly bears protected by the Endangered Species Act puts Wyoming ranchers in harm’s way. MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski discussed the problem and the case with Glenn Woods on Wake Up Wyoming.
Scientists say the Yellowstone Area Grizzly has recovered and should no longer be listed on the Endangered Species List. It was a conservation success. Instead of rejoicing, big-city environmentalists sued to keep the bear on the endangered list. Now, in a new lawsuit, the radical groups are using the grizzly again to advance their anti-ranching agenda.
Idaho cattle ranchers Mike and Linda Lee Hanley passed on their ranch to their daughter Martha Corrigan and her husband John, so the couple could carry on the family legacy. Then they learned the government had illegally cancelled their grazing rights.
Keeping a family farm, sheep or cattle ranch profitable is a difficult enough without special interest groups making it harder. The grizzly bear was once an endangered species, but in 2017 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly population exceeded scientists’ minimum goals for the powerful predator. It had fully recovered. The agency tried to remove the animal from the endangered list, but was sued in Crow Indian Tribe v. United States of America. More recently, environmental groups also got involved trying to prevent delisting of the grizzly.
“The number of different high school sports I participated in.”
“The age at which I first started to earn money (other than an allowance).”
Strange questions to ask would-be air traffic controllers. Yet those questions and others were ones the Federal Aviation Administration asked potential air traffic controllers to answer as part of a new hiring system in 2013.
This case arose as a result of NYC’s unconstitutional ban on transporting a licensed handgun outside city limits. For the past six years, NYC has vehemently defended its handgun transportation ban, but only at the last minute sought to avoid Supreme Court review when city officials realized the odds of success weren’t in their favor.
MSLF attorney Ron Opsahl has an op-ed in RealClearPolicy, exposing radical environmentalist lawyers who profit from litigation without actually benefiting environmental conservation.