Regulate First, Ask Questions Later

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Gunnison sage grouse a threatened species.  The designation may not do much to protect that particular species, but it does threaten the future of Homo sapiens in America.  By restricting development of a million acres in Colorado and Utah, the designation makes it harder for Americans to feed, house, and clothe themselves. The Gunnison sage grouse, a smaller variant of the “greater sage grouse,” was designated as a separate species only in 2000.  The range of the Gunnison grouse is limited to an area south of the Colorado River in Colorado and Utah.  There are about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage grouse in existence.  Ironically, it is the efforts of states and business owners that have helped preserve this species.  Those efforts will now be regulated from Washington – with the same effectiveness and lack of partisanship, one imagines, as ObamaCare and the IRS. The listing...(Read Full Article)

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