Huge transformation expected-

EPA, Interior Dept. Chiefs Will Be Busy Erasing Bush’s Mark. By Juliet Eilperin. Washington Post Staff Writer.

Few federal agencies are expected to undergo as radical a transformation under President-elect Barack Obama as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department, which have been at the epicenter of many of the Bush administration’s most intense scientific and environmental controversies.

These are most hopeful words as the plunderers are doing their last minute worst.

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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 President of the Western Watersheds Project.

8 Responses to EPA, Interior Dept. Chiefs Will Be Busy Erasing Bush's Mark

  1. avatar timz says:

    “Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer”
    The fact that this guys name keeps popping up for Interior Sec is really disturbing.

  2. timz,

    I have to agree.

  3. avatar Salle says:

    I urge everyone to check out this very important interview. It is a more comprehensive information set that is pertinent to this thread and several other topics posted here of late.

    It concerns the actual workings of the Dept. of Agriculture and its functioning, and how it is affecting all of us to our detriment for the sake of special, wealthy and powerful interests.

    http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/11282008/watch.html

  4. avatar Virginia says:

    Thanks to Bill Moyers for showing us the truth about so many issues. I believe the Bush administration went after Bill after he began to expose so many of their lies and manipulations of the truth. Thankfully, he never backed down. His interview with Michael Pollan introduced a brilliant and humble advocate for gardening and living a self sustaining life. He should be nominated for and encouraged to accept the position of Secretary of Agriculture by Obama, even though he said he is not interested in the job.

  5. avatar Salle says:

    Actually, since Pollan really doesn’t want that position, how about if he is a consultant or advisor? If I were him, I’d be willing to accept that honor. Some people just aren’t cut out for the intense attention, with no mercy I might add, that accompanies such an official position.

    And when the right actions are taken it will be like a potato peeler followed by the masher effect for the officeholder when the special interests go after them, whomever it turns out to be. It will indeed require some very thick skin.

  6. avatar Wolfy says:

    Welcome McAgWal-mart!

  7. avatar john weis says:

    This may be new:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16154.html

    I confess I don’t know much about Thompson. Is his wine any good?

  8. avatar jdubya says:

    I guess we new this would be finalized…

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_11197089

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~ Edward Abbey

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