PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Stealing our future

By From page A5 | February 13, 2013

EDITOR:

Stop paying the environmentalists our tax payer dollars to sue us. If they want to sue, great let them and let them suffer the consequences if they lose. I am tired of reading that they get paid by the same people that they sue, whether they win or lose. Under the guidelines of Equal Access to Justice Act they get paid attorney fees regardless whether or not they win or lose — that is outrageous.

Thousands of farmers, miners and anyone else that uses our land for the fulfillment of our fathers’ and our dreams for the pursuit of living from the land has been devastated by this one law. They sue the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Forest Service and any other governing agency under the Endangered Species Act, environmental reasons, and any other thing that may make them some money. Once they start a lawsuit the people that are being affected are always farmers, loggers and miners, not the government institution they sued. Consequently, the people have put up the money to fight them and if they don’t, the government agency involved just settles with them instead of fighting. The people are the ones that have their heads on the chopping block even though they are not the ones being sued; the working men always end up losing whether or not they win or lose.

Stop this bizarre law and make the ever-expanding enviormaniacs pay for their own lawsuits, and if they lose make them reimburse the ones they tried hurting.

MARTIN SCHUMANN
Placerville

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