From the daily archives: Wednesday, January 10, 2007

In my old conservation news at I repeatedly referred to J. Steven Griles Assistant Secretary of Interior as “ethically-challenged.” Griles was number two at the Dept. of Interior, behind Secretary of Interior Gale Norton.

It appears Griles is now in real trouble. He has been told by federal investigators that he is a […]

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This article and this change in NRA thinking is getting a lot of play and commentary around the country.

NRA Pressured To Resist Bush Energy Policies. Hunters Wary of Limited Land Access. By Blaine Harden. Washington Post Staff Writer

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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