Snowmobile tracks aid the survival of predatory competitors of lynx in deep snow-

Snowmobile groups sue to set aside the improved designation of lynx habitat. By Ben Neary. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. AP

They are saying that more environmental analysis is needed. Some conservation groups are suing too, saying not enough habitat was set aside.

It is nearly a foregone conclusion that Federal Judge Clarence Brimmer of Wyoming will rule in favor of the snowmobilers.

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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 Snowmobile groups sue over enlarged designation of lynx habitat

  1. avatar Mike says:

    What kind of person sues against the protection of a very rare animal so they can joy ride like a child?

  2. avatar Save bears says:

    Mike Said:

    “What kind of person sues against the protection of a very rare animal so they can joy ride like a child?”

    That is a simple question, and the answer is, those who are on the opposite side of the issue than you are, when it comes down to it…

    Whats good for the goose is good for the gander…you have to realize in this country, there is pretty much a person on the opposite side for every person who is for something..

    And no, I am not taking a side, so please don’t take my post wrong..

  3. avatar Virginia says:

    They are people who put their own interests over everything else and believe me, they are teaching their children to have the same attitudes. It is as Ralph said on another topic, instead of becoming more progressive and tolerant, people are reverting back to the days when it was “every man for himself” and the hell with everyone and everything else, including wildlife, the environment, and the needs of people who are less fortunate.

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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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