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Louisiana landowners are up in arms over the federal government's decision to designate nearly.
Acres of land in that state and Mississippi as well as -- habitat for any endangered dog.
Our next guest says it could cost him.
Over thirty million dollars if they do that -- -- -- attorney Atlanta.
I've heard part of it he joins us right now live from New Orleans good morning -- Good morning how are you fine thank you very much okay so the endangered.
-- key goal for fraud is what we're talking about.
And what they would like to do is that fish and wildlife folks Edward would like to designate 16150.
Of your speakers.
As a habitat for that endangered frog won't that mean for you.
Well that would mean basically that out land is taken out of commerce.
We would not be allowed to develop it it would be constant.
Problem for us because if the frog is ever there -- we would have to burn in the land annually.
That would cause I'll land great damage as well as the smoke and fire would drift are surrounding lands we have.
Great plans to develop this land for the benefit of the people of the state of Louisiana to create jobs homes.
This land is high and dry.
And would be ideal for.
A future of -- immunity on which people can live and work and escape the devastation of things.
Like Hurricane Katrina that.
Came in this area absolutely.
-- that thing is with -- land that's fraud has not been there a sense win.
Well it's on a sure win the fraud or even if the frog was player.
Fish -- wildlife.
Says that the -- was last seen in the state of Louisiana.
Right in 1967.
Right it's not even an animal that is found in your state right now it's mainly over in Mississippi and what that US Fish and Wildlife Service would them.
It wants to do is they want to open up.
Another habitat they wanna branch out because right now it's just found in one pond over Mississippi they're afraid it's gonna go extinct so they -- -- they wanna grab -- -- essentially.
As a habitat.
Why did pick and I knew.
Well I don't know you know we're not opposed.
And protecting genuinely endangered species.
When it actually occupy the land.
In this case however it makes no sense and it's against the federal.
Endangered Species Act anyway the law requires.
Before land can be designated as habitat okay and also here there is no habitat.
The trees and other elements that they require.
To support their life have long -- disappeared OK can see that on the the photos that -- show.
So Edward if the fraud live there now you'd be fine with it.
But it hasn't lived there for what 3540 years they want to bring it in transplant an end and screw up your land right apparently yes in the and that's what they're telling me now from Karen well it's really something I'm I'm glad we found out about this -- -- after track.
You know nobody wants -- dusty gopher frog to have become extinct but what the federal government is doing right there is -- eye opener all right yes sir thank you Edward -- event joining us today from New Orleans -- Anything about that.
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