Washington D.C. — Federal regulations to protect Sierra Nevada Yellow Legged Frog and Yosemite Toad were called into question on the U.S. House floor by local congressman Tom McClintock.
McClintock, who represents the Mother Lode, says; “I rise today to warn of the latest episode in a saga that can best be described as “Greens Gone Wild.” It involves the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to declare two million acres in the Sierra Nevada Mountains as “critical habitat””
McClintock says the endangered species designation would add; “Draconian new restrictions to those that have already severely reduced productive uses such as grazing, timber harvesting, mining, recreation and tourism and fire suppression efforts.”
Congressman McClintock sites detailed examples and regulations in his new blog “Greens Gone Wild” here. He also brings up the Merced River Plan to remove existing facilities saying, “Federal authorities are replacing these balanced and responsible policies with vastly different ones that amount to a policy of exclusion and benign neglect.”
Read the entire statement at Greens Gone Wild here.