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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.

3 Responses to Oil to be moved from huge tanks near Redoubt volcano

  1. avatar Salle says:

    Considering the fact that the same volcano twenty years ago had a nearly six month long eruption they might have had a plan in place to do this back in Feb or early March. In cases like this a little malice of forethought can go a long way. I think that either the governor is totally clueless or waiting for an opportunity for victimization to gain federal funds or both.

  2. Good to see the Coast Guard stepping in.

  3. avatar ChrisH says:

    I am glad that something is being done. It’s a shame that Chevron was not proactive and now those who will do this work in a much riskier situation. I tried to find out if Chevron is paying for this stupidity. Unfortunately, none of the articles I read mentioned this. Does anyone out there know if we are bailing out another Fortune 500 Company?

    Also, 75% of 6.3 million gallons leaves 1.5 million gallons and that can do a lot of damage.

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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

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