From the daily archives: Monday, October 8, 2007

Gov’t to launch grizzly recovery plan. Long-awaited action comes as surveys suggest Alberta home to fewer than 400 bears. Darcy Henton, The Edmonton Journal.

Montana and Wyoming both have more grizzlies than the entire province of Alberta.

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The increasing cost of wildfires and their decimation of the Forest Service’s budget for other things is raising more and more controversy.

The Salt Lake Tribune has a story on it. Wildfires: Should taxpayers pay for those who build mansions in ‘the stupid zone’?By Patty Henetz. The Salt Lake Tribune

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Caswell, the new BLM chief, thinks Democratic Party gains in the West are not due to a backlash from all the oil and gas drilling in prime wildlife and scenic areas.

Drilling backlash is overblown according to Jim Caswell, new BLM head. By John Heilprin. Casper Star Tribune.

I don’t see evidence one way […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey