[Tweeters] The Washington Post: Spotted owls could go extinct without more federal protection. But they’re not going to get it, Trump officials say.
J Christian Kessler
1northraven at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 07:52:17 PST 2020
I too would like to be optimistic, and expect that many travesties will be
quickly undone with Executive Orders. Unfortunately I fear this is not one
of those. I recently saw a similar article about the Monarch Butterfly,
and moving species to Endangered status has for a long time been impeded by
budget constraints -- something Congress has long failed to address. (And
while I'm sure it is sometimes an excuse, I doubt this is always or
entirely the case.) Given the state of the economy and the long-time state
of the Federal budget, too many of our priorities are going to remain unmet.
And I too am pleased with the irruptions from Canada, tho the swarm of Pine
Siskins on my feeder had tripled seed consumption.
On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 6:05 AM THOMAS BENEDICT <benedict.t at comcast.net>
> I would like to be more optimistic. It's encouraging that cabinet
> secretaries and other government department heads will be replaced by
> Biden, but anything legislative is unlikely to go in the favor of
> environmentalists for a long time. Republicans (other than Trump) won the
> 2020 elections quite soundly and have been directed by their constituencies
> to not cooperate with Democrats, so gridlock will likely continue. So, for
> the foreseeable future we will continue to be ruled by presidential decree
> (execute order).
> This is one way in which parliamentary democracies have an advantage over
> our system. Leadership and government are more likely to be aligned, so
> gridlock is less likely. In our system the president may be elected, but
> they don't always have a mandate to lead.
> Anyhow, I'm hoping the damage done to environmental policies over the past
> few years can be quickly addressed. Lots of other policy needs to be
> addressed too, but they're off topic for this list.d
> Ironically, some bird species seem to be emigrating from Canada to the US
> this year (i.e. Pine Siskin irruption, Snowy Owl in Seattle, etc). They
> seem optimistic.
> Tom Benedict
> Seahurst, WA
> On 12/15/2020 10:26 PM Wayne Weber <contopus at telus.net> wrote:
> Luckily, Trump officials are only going to be in power for another month,
> so what they say is of no consequence. Let’s be optimistic.
> Wayne Weber
> Delta, BC
> contopus at telus.net
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> *Sent:* Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:51 PM
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> *Subject:* [Tweeters] The Washington Post: Spotted owls could go extinct
> without more federal protection. But they’re not going to get it, Trump
> officials say.
> *Spotted owls could go extinct without more federal protection. But
> they’re not going to get it, Trump officials say.*
> The northern spotted owl has lost 70 percent of its habitat to development
> and timber harvesting and could go extinct without added federal
> protection, the Trump administration announced Monday.
> Read in The Washington Post: https://apple.news/A8X8U_a-NQzm9_05DNJIQVw
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