From the daily archives: Monday, August 8, 2011

Op-Ed: A mighty wind

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Trevor Butterworth takes a look at the double-standard for wildlife protections Wind Developers are allowed to play by as compared to other energy industries.  Regulations to prevent huge impacts to birds and wildlife are “voluntary” and often written by the Wind Industry itself.

Op-Ed: A mighty wind – Trevor Butterworth – The Daily

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The Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation has published a comprehensive database if trails and roads in the state displayed over a Google Map.

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The National Wildlife Federation published a report demonstrating that Pronghorn and Mule Deer look to be in appreciable decline in Wyoming and Colorado. Looks like Sage-grouse are plummeting as well.

Habitat concerns, as well as Oil & Gas impacts, look to be among the culprits but I find it particularly interesting that the report does […]

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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