From the daily archives: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

First fatal encounter in the Park since 1986

Grizzly bear kills hiker in Yellowstone National Park – LA Times – Greenspace

Wednesday’s incident appeared to be an act of defense by the bear, which fled with her cubs.

 

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Fiscal Year 2012 – House Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill – Part 1

Today the Fiscal Year 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill was released by the House Appropriations Committee.  The bill is a very long and complicated bill which reduces all kinds of environmental protections and agency accountability to the public.  Over the next few days we will […]

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Wonderful news!

And don’t believe that stuff about “these areas are no longer biologically suitable for the grizzly.” If they are not suitable, how is it that they are living there?

People who say things like that don’t seem to know much about the history of wildlife in the West.  The low point for wildlife […]

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Newly important congressman also proposes to “reform” Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid-

Simpson has long been thought of as Idaho’s “moderate” Republican, but now that he has moved into a position of real power his agenda is clear — boost welfare ranching, defund protection of the environment and public lands, gut programs to help the […]

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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