Since there is no way that stressed-out desert tortoises can evacuate the
Mojave Desert on their own, the United States Marines will spend
$50 million so they can be airlifted to safety.
The turtles’ primary habitat is right where the expanded Air Ground
Combat Center, which will host brigade-level training exercises, will
be built. So, spokesperson Cpt. Justin Smith says the Marines will evacuate
1,800 desert tortoises this spring. Drought, human presence, and disease
have already combined to kill about 50 percent of the breeding adults
over the past decade.
Some environmental groups are upset. They point to a 2008, $8.6 million
tortoise relocation from around Barstow to the western Mojave Desert.
Most of those turtles died within a year, due to coyote attacks. But the
Marines promise that this time will be different. The Corps enlisted 100
marine biologists who will capture adult turtles, put transmitters on
them, and send them to their new home. Another 235 hatchings will join
them when they are strong enough to leave their pens.
The move is expected to take two to four weeks.
Handling Federal Traffic Tickets
Expanded armed forces presence in the High Desert also means more traffic
tickets. Frankly, not very many lawyers handle these matters, because
they are so procedurally complicated. Making matters worse, a lot of the
rules are unwritten and known only to attorneys who regularly practice
in the Bakersfield federal
Since the judge only hears traffic tickets a few times a year, the clerks
are very inflexible when it comes to scheduling. Your best move is to
partner with an experienced lawyer who can
appear for you.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
Call today at 661-349-9300 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-349-9755.