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2808 bison killed under the Schweitzer Administration

In an address to the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer boasted that “No governor in Montana history has sent more bison to slaughter than this governor.” During Schweitzer’s administration he has the dubious distinction of presiding over the deaths of 2808 wild bison, 1,616 of which […]

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Scientific survey shows thumbs up for Schweitzer, Tester, Rehberg; big drop for Baucus-

Story in the Missoulian. Baucus’ approval rating among Montanans drops by 20 percent. By Matt Gouras. Associated Press

In any survey, it is good to look at the actual questions. Here are the full survey […]

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Schweitzer, however, doesn’t promise any explicit help-

The “vultures” are the corporate lobbyists, according to the governor, but he says that his involvement could “complicate things.”

AP story on conservation group priorities, the governor, Republicans and corporate lobbyists.

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Since we’ve been talking about Schweitzer and his setbacks in the legislature-

Schweitzer: Don’t Read Too Much Into GOP Legislative Victories.  By Robert Struckman. New West.

Democrats swept the elective state offices, but the Republicans have now claimed both chambers of the Montana legislature.

Democrats won governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor […]

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Deal could limit killing of park bison. Purchase of grazing rights from CUT ranch would create corridor for migrating animals. By Matthew Brown. Associated Press.

Finally! This is a good thing. The questions is, is it a little bit good or really good?

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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