Homer Lee Wilkes withdraws-

Obama pick to oversee forests withdraws. AP. Updated story.

There had been some controversy over the nomination, and disappointment from conservationists.

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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 Obama's nominee to direct Forest Service, related agencies withdraws

  1. avatar Mike says:

    Hmmm…would like to see more on this. Any guesses on a replacement?

  2. avatar Craig says:

    Saw a great bumper sticker today,…. I’ll keep my guns & money, you can keep the CHANGE!

  3. avatar JimT says:

    No rumors so far, but I can guarantee you it won’t be a career environmentalist who knows Forest Service issues…you know, someone who could actually bring some “change” to the agency’s agenda and culture. God knows they need it for the front line employees’ sakes.

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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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