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It took an establishment voice to elevate the massive shortcomings of the Obama Administration‘s failures to stand up for wilderness, wildlife, and other conservation values that so significantly contribute to the character of our country – but the message seems to be gaining steam. It’s about time.

LA Times Editorial: Obama lukewarm on […]

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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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The recent rumors that rancher Ken Salazar is a shoe-in at Interior have flipped on its head many of Obama’s most fervent western supporters’ idea of what the President-elect’s campaign promise for big-‘C’ “Change” might mean.  That campaign slogan’s broad-sweeping allegation had many hopeful that a new outlook, an outlook responsive to Obama’s supporters on […]

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Steven Chu, a physicist, will be energy secretary. Lisa P. Jackson, from New Jersey environmental protection will head the E.P.A.-

Story from the New York Times. Obama Team Set on Environment. By John M. Broder.

Carol Browner, head of the EPA under Clinton may get the new climate post.

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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