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florida gators... never threatened!

If you ain't a Gator, you should be! Alligators (and endangered crocs) are important indicator species atop their food chains, with sensitivity to pollution and pesticides akin to humans. See ESA blawg. Gator blood could be our pharmaceutical future, too. See ESA musing.

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"This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it." -- Thomas Jefferson to William Roscoe, December 27, 1820.

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KEVIN S. PETTITT helped found this blawg. A D.C.-based IT consultant specializing in Lotus Notes & Domino, he also maintains Lotus Guru blog.

« New approach to Northern Spotted Owl critical habitat designations invites litigation risk, but may also gain judicial deference | Main| House Oversight Hearings: merely theater, or a preview of Endangered Species Act reform? »

Endangered Species Act tweetings: shooting owls, rhinos, and mountain lions

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Top policy stories: The White House, grappling with ESA realities, announced a new focus on economics and Barred Owl control as part of the Northern Spotted Owl management efforts. http://bit.ly/wBTN4W  The process could invite litigation but gain judicial deference. http://bit.ly/y7S4RI And the other big regulatory initiative, the Administration’s proposed significant portion of the range policy, continues to face its critics. http://huff.to/whJfR0 But implementation of controversial rules may be just the beginning of ESA reform. The Natural Resources Defense Council http://bit.ly/Av5i1H and others http://bit.ly/A3rLRz are increasingly concerned about Congressional actions affecting one species at a time, or one location at a time. And calls for wholesale Endangered Species Act reform continue, too, with a NJ editorial http://bit.ly/A7lTct Beef USA http://bit.ly/ziDLlv and the House Natural Resources Committee chiming in. http://bit.ly/z5b3UR All the controversy proved too much for a senior Idaho official who resigned, tired of fights among friends http://bit.ly/A8l45u as state authorized hunts killed 318 wolves http://bit.ly/zM3VYY Is Sen. Jackson's legacy in sheparding the ESA through Congress being undone? http://bit.ly/yJqYqZ

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ABCs (amusing, bizarre & criminal):Trafficking in rhino horns (photo above by USFWS from WildlifeExtra.com) earns jail time, reports the Sac Bee http://bit.ly/yn0e9W A California official who shot a mountain lion is sued for ethics violations http://bit.ly/yEqtCL Shell Oil takes the offensive and sues the environmentalists first http://nyti.ms/wnuRZe  Beware the snake killing fungus http://bit.ly/wcAVP9 Unable to get permits, zoos giving up on keeping polar bears http://bit.ly/zQDYKE1

Miscellaneous: The media does a poor job of covering science, says Joshua Gilder in U.S. News. http://bit.ly/wjJRVs ... So maybe all of this is wrong? Bay Delta Conservation Plan negotiations continue http://bit.ly/yWarr9  N.D.Cal. litigation underway over ESA & pesticides http://bit.ly/yDlAJk Farmers try to get megasuit dismissed http://bit.ly/xzKkNY But North Dakota sent EPA its own plans for pesticides http://bit.ly/wKp6aJ Mosaic Fertilizer in Fla. seeks amended Incidental Take Permit, covering scrub jay & indigo snake impact for 41 years. http://1.usa.gov/yqBKFv Hawaiians wary of NOAA re: turtles? http://bit.ly/xBR5BL Pebble Mine in rural Alaska could conflict with protection of valued fishery & sockeye lake, reports AP. http://bit.ly/zqVvBm FWS Federal Register announcements include taxonomic revision for the willowy monardella http://1.usa.gov/zdpaiO critical habitat for Riverside Fairy Shrimp http://1.usa.gov/yOlbPj 18 species enhancement permits http://1.usa.gov/wiICeN more comment on Dunes Sagebrush Lizard http://1.usa.gov/wXLZZ7 and listing decisions for Spikedace, Loach Minnow http://1.usa.gov/AzPtwD freshwater mussels http://bit.ly/yBmxFv and Oregon spotted frog http://bit.ly/wlRjxT

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