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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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In October, Ralph commented on Larry Craig dropping his opposition to protecting the Snake River in Wyoming.  A change of heart from an Idaho politician renowned for his anti-environmentalist zeal ?  Not quite.  The bill is lumped with a bunch of bills in the massive Omnibus public lands bill.  The motivation for Craig’s “turnabout” […]

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It has over 90 titles. Some of these are very controversial with conservationists, such as the Owyhee Public Lands Management Act in Idaho.

News Release from Campaign for America’s Wilderness. Senate to consider major public lands bill.

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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