From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Idaho will get more than any other state-

This could do a lot of good for water quality and fisheries if the money is used to replace culverts with bridges that allow the passage of fish upstream.

Here is the AP article on it by Matthew Daly.

There is irony that Idaho has received […]

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The damn thing was closed. They started up again in March-

Thanks to Justin Hayes (Idaho Conservation League efforts), the incredibly toxic Jerrit Canyon gold mine in northern Nevada was shut down in 2008. I thought that was the end of this particular source of mercury pollution (more mercury than many coal fired power plants […]

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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