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U.S. Government authorizes killing of endangered bighorn sheep

So my question is…..After the environmentalists kill off all the wildlife species on the planet in their pursuit of green energy, who or what exactly will they be saving the planet for? — Donna Q

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS: U.S. GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZES KILLING OF ENDANGERED BIGHORNS IN PATH OF WIND PROJECT

MIRIAM RAFTERY — EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE — MAY 19, 2012

In a precedent that has horrified wildlife experts, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has authorized the “take” (meaning harassment, displacement or even death) of 10 endangered Peninsular Bighorn sheep — 5 ewes and 5 lambs.

The decision comes after federal wildlife officials were provided photographic evidence  that the endangered animals were seen in recent weeks on the site of the just-approved Ocotillo Express wind energy facility—a presence federal officials and the project developer have long denied.

Jorgensen is the retired Superintendent of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which shares a five mile border with the Ocotillo Express wind project now under construction on adjacent public property owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). He is horrified at the decision to allow the killing of the sheep on land that until recently was designated as critical bighorn habitat.

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Thanks to Wind Concerns Ontario for finding this article.

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3 Comments on “U.S. Government authorizes killing of endangered bighorn sheep”

  1. igetitalready May 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    This is truly stunning. I’ve written in the past about EPA protections on a non-native species of rodent nearly destroying the Mississippi Delta region before locals were allowed to start taking back their ecosystem. The incessant claims of, “unintended consequences” is one thing but to continue forward and even set a number of acceptable losses on endangered species is criminal.
    And where are the environmentalists on this one? Oh yeah, they’re on the sidelines cheering the slaughter in utter ignorance.

    Great site!
    Tons of stuff the mainstream seems to have missed.

  2. Donna Quixote May 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Thanks for your comments. Always appreciate feedback and yes, it’s appalling how so-called ‘environmentalists’ stand by and watch this destruction of our precious wildlife.

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