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Federal Species and Land Rules Harm People, Property Rights, and the Environment (Guest: Rep. Judy Boyle)

September 5, 2018

Idaho State Rep. Judy Boyle (R-Midvale) says federal laws and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, hamper effective land and species management and result in harm to wildlife, forests, and people.

Protections enacted for grizzly bears are destroying people’s lives.  Further, these protections damage local habitats, pollute the air and streams, and unconstitutionally ignore property rights. Washington, D.C. does not know the land or the species as well as those who actually live it and with them. D.C. should let states take the lead in public land and wildlife management.

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.