ESA suit on wolverines-

The Bush//Kemphthorne Interior Dept. of course rejected the petition to list the wolverine. The evidence is that the decision was made at high levels of Interior, not at the scientific level. Is anyone surprised?

So sue the bastards again.

Lawsuit seeks Species Act protection for wolverine. By Susan Gallagher. Associated Press.

News release from the Center for Biological Diversity.  Politics Overrules Biologists’ Views in Wolverine Decision  Bush Administration Continues to Ignore Science, Imperil Species

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

4 Responses to Groups sue for endangered species act status for wolverines

  1. avatar John says:

    Never expected that from you Ralph.

    When it comes to ecological concerns its science first, politics later (or never).

  2. John,

    What didn’t you expect from me?

  3. avatar John says:

    “Sue the bastards again”
    Though I’m not saying it was not appropriately placed.

  4. avatar frank says:

    All people get frustrated. I assume you are Ralph. We just have to hope this eventually ends.


October 2008


‎"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

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