From the daily archives: Saturday, May 16, 2009

No. That’s a story line intended for the media. The reality is more prosaic-

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has just made a controversial decision to make a big reduction in pelicans at Idaho’s two pelican nesting colonies. They are at Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge on the Snake River and Blackfoot River Reservoir in […]

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“Meet the new boss..same as the old boss” ? 

Many of us hoped that with a new Department of Justice (DOJ), many of the most contentious and important environmental disputes governing environmental issues now held in the courts might be settled with a greater regard for this nation’s existing  environmental laws – that’d mean progress. […]

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This is from Jim MacDonald.

There’s an online poll in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle asking whether people support the hazing of buffalo from Horse Butte.

Take it at http://www.dailychronicle.com (it’s toward the bottom).

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Prosecutors ask federal court to block climate-change defense-

Prosecutor is afraid of a jury. By Patty Henetz. The Salt Lake Tribune

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Galanis’s brought the Butte to help wildlife, especially bison, but Montana DOL hazes the bison away to protect the non-existent local cattle-

Buffalo hazing frustrates property owner. Conservation easement not getting intended use. By Brett French. Billings Gazette Staff.

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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