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'Critical habitat' designation threatens cattlemen

By Alan Gottlieb

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 10, 2012

~~<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently designated more that 14,000 acres of private land on Oahu as &quot;critical habitat&quot; for endangered and threatened species <a style="color: #0000FF;" href="http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspremium/20120919__More_native_species_at_risk.html?c=n">(&quot;More native species at risk,&quot; Star-Advertiser, Sept. 19)</a> and is now proposing to designate more than 271,000 acres of public and private land in Maui County.</p>
<p>While we commend the Star-Advertiser for its editorial regarding endangered species, there are significant issues raised by the critical habitat designation that need to be discussed <a style="color: #0000FF;" href="http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorialspremium/20120922__Learn_about_native_species.html">(&quot;Learn about native species,&quot; Star-Advertiser, Our View, Sept. 22)</a>.</p>
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently designated more that 14,000 acres of private land on Oahu as "critical habitat" for endangered and threatened species ("More native species at risk," Star-Advertiser, Sept. 19) and is now proposing to designate more than 271,000 acres of public and private land in Maui County.

While we commend the Star-Advertiser for its editorial regarding endangered species, there are significant issues raised by the critical habitat designation that need to be discussed ("Learn about native species," Star-Advertiser, Our View, Sept. 22). Login for more...



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