Checkerspot on the news

Paul Cherubini cherubini at
Fri May 5 21:35:58 EDT 2000

> Sally Daniels wrote:
> I heard something on the news this morning about a checkerspot. They said
> that the Army Corps of Engineers gave a permit to a developer in San Jose,
> CA to put in a shopping mall. And now they will have to wait a year to start
> construction because of the checkerspot. What will waiting a year do? Do
> they plan to move the checkerspot?

Pierre A Plauzoles wrote:
> I haven't heard aboiut this one, I suspect that you are on the right track.
> Stupid, ignorant move in my opinion. 

According to a story in the San Jose [California] Mecury News:

" the developer, William Lyon Homes Inc. has argued the butterfly has 
not been observed on the property for at least five years and that
71 acres of the 575-acre property will be preserved for the butterfly, and about
half of the entire parcel will be turned over to an environmental trust for
conservation purposes."

Paul Cherubini

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