From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It’s been more than two years since the killing took place of two wolves from the Lookout Pack in Washington state near Twisp.  Charges have now been filed against three people who federal agents say are responsible.  These wolves came from British Columbia and were fully protected by the Endangered Species Act.  They were also […]

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Utah’s Kennecott pit shocks Native Alaskans contemplating the proposed giant Pebble Mine-

Kennecott’s pit on the edge of Salt Lake City has been a fixture of the area for many years. It polluted the ground water and the smelter poisoned the air, but it […]

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Bruce Babbit knows all about the difficulty of confronting entrenched anti-environmental interests, but Obama’s capitulation seems to go beyond “bad negotiating”.  The White House has made a conscious decision to sell-out America’s environmental heritage to placate the House of Representatives.  Babbit has had enough:

Former Interior secretary calls out Obama on the environment – L.A. […]

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Blaze is now 400,000 acres!

Looks like the already huge fire doubled in size in a day. This is in some of Arizona’s best mountain and wildlife country. Wallow Fire continues to grow
Blaze hits 389,000 acres; Eagar, Springerville lose power
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Our earlier […]

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Tony Mayer can’t hunt or fish in Idaho for poaching big elk-

Finally, and after a trial, Mayer lost his hunting and fish privileges for 3 years, was given a 220-day suspended jail sentence, got put on probation for six years, was ordered to pay $1585 in various court costs, fees, and ID Fish and […]

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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