Appeals court overturns Obama-era ESA designation of “critical habitat” for jaguars

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals March 17 ruled that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) 2014 designation of 764,207 acres (about 115 square miles) of land in Arizona and New Mexico as “critical habitat” for the jaguar was “arbitrary and capricious” and declared FWS’s action illegal.

By |2020-03-25T20:08:46-04:00March 26th, 2020|Environment|Comments Off on Appeals court overturns Obama-era ESA designation of “critical habitat” for jaguars

New initiatives help jaguars paw their way back

Wildlife officials are cracking down on illegal poaching and a number of residents are voluntarily turning from ranching to farming in order to help the cat paw its way back to healthy numbers. Their efforts appear to be working.

By |2020-03-13T13:42:34-04:00March 16th, 2020|Environment|Comments Off on New initiatives help jaguars paw their way back

Forestry regulations ignite more California wildfires

CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell reports on the disastrous mismanagement of America's Western forests by federal officials and the tremendous cost in human and plant and animal life and quality of life these policies have fostered. As Rep. Tom McClintock says, "These laws have not only failed to improve our forest environment, but they are literally killing our forests."

By |2017-10-30T20:17:51-04:00October 30th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

The mouse that won’t stop roaring

Why did the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service waste over 100 million taxpayer dollars to save the Preble's meadow jumping mouse from extinction when the little critters are alive and well from Colorado to Alaska?

By |2017-04-10T15:55:11-04:00April 10th, 2017|Environment|Comments Off on The mouse that won’t stop roaring