From the daily archives: Monday, December 15, 2008

Here goes nothing again?

Nothing except a brief opportunity to slaughter wolves again?

Story: Wolves may be delisted — again — this week.  By Chris Merrill. Casper Star-Tribune environment reporter

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The cheer in the story is for the Energy, Climate Change, EPA nominations-

Environmental groups, scientists cheer Obama appointments. LA Times. By Jim Tankersley and Tom Hamburger

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Bush’s EPA criticized Obama’s new EPA choice for her bad record in New Jersey on toxic waste-

Likely EPA pick hit for Jersey record. Politico

“In a report released this summer, the EPA’s inspector general slammed New Jersey’s failure to clean up several toxic waste sites in a timely manner, and accused […]

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Grijalva didn’t raise enough campaign money for the House Democrats?

Did Emanuel Scuttle Grijalva’s Nomination? Daily Kos

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He has cancelled events today, Tuesday and Wednesday-

He is a pretty traditional Democratic Party kind of nomination (assuming it is him).  He is a Democratic US Senator from Colorado, but Democrats won’t lose the seat because the Democratic governor has the power to appoint a replacement. Salazar is Hispanic, satisfying a category that was […]

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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