From the daily archives: Saturday, January 28, 2012

NCBA complains about the use of “best available science” and the mandate to protect sensitive species.

In a news release published yesterday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) complained that the new proposed US Forest Planning Rule is too onerous to public lands ranching. In their press release they imply that science does […]

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An interesting story about the increased sightings of snowy owls throughout the country. The first one ever seen in Hawaii was recently killed by USDA Wildlife Services because it was near the Honolulu airport. I know many who have seen them this winter in Idaho and Montana.

Biologists say that there has been a […]

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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