Dear Congressman Gibbons:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has willfully manipulated the judicial system to perform an unlawful “taking” by a governmental body, thereby destroying not only my source of income but, the federally protected Railroad Valley Spring Fish that were flourishing on the property. These fish lived in the springs on my property and had thrived for more years than I know. Go to usoregonobserver.com and type in Bob Eddy in the search box to read the background on this case.
Since there is currently a great deal of both state and federal money being spent to save these Springfish and their habitat, I feel the U.S. E.P.A. should be requested to investigate.
They violated the law by judge shopping, looking for a judge that would be sympathetic to their cause, in the first place. My home, business and the crayfish are located in the Fifth Judicial District and any court case involving it should have been heard here locally. Instead they chose to file in District Two where they had a sympathetic judge. This is a direct violation of my rights.
Judge Elliot ordered that they could “reduce the temperature of water in any facilities used for raising or possessing such crayfish” and the “Nevada Division of Wildlife assumes full responsibility for its actions in regard to the Railroad Valley Springfish that may be present.”
NDOW officers appeared on my land and held my wife and I hostage with armed guards while they actually poisoned the crayfish, the Springfish and the entire ecosystem downstream from my springs, in an area designated as “environmentally sensitive” by the Nevada Department of Transportation, in direct violation of the court order. I have appealed and been denied any satisfaction from either NDOW or the court.
I would appreciate it if you would look into this matter and help me out.
Robert L. Eddy
Editors Note: Bob, your problem is one that is shared by many others across this nation, but cared about by few. In Oregon, our Department of Fish and Wildlife clubs and electrocutes to death thousands of salmon each year, both hatchery and native. They then lie to the public through their controlled, main-stream media while they live lavishly on our hard earned tax dollars. All governmental agencies are allowed to continue to steal our money and trample our rights by our legislative and judicial branches of government, when many of them should be behind bars for ruining the lives of honest, hard working Americans. The main problem shared by all who face situations such as yours is that our legislative and judicial branches of government have allowed government agencies to actually legislate laws themselves and as they experience this power they become “gods” unto themselves. To reform their unconstitutional and therefore illegal activities we need to clearly expose their criminal and evil acts, not to our lame legislatures which rubber-stamp their skirting of our constitutions, but rather to their friends, relatives and neighbors who will begin to see these uncontrolled people for exactly what they are…EVIL.
The US~Observer creates this exact type of exposure and that is the reason we win…period. When men such as yourself realize this and support the ONLY method that works, we see the evil and those who practice such evil flee. They flee because they are guilty and spineless.
I sincerely hope that you share this newspaper with all those you associate with and prompt them to get involved in any way they can to help us stop those who choose to destroy the innocent.