The House Natural Resources Committee continues to give voice to interests that were suppressed during reign of the Pombo, the corrupt former committee chair.

Drilling critics get D.C. hearing. By Judith Kohler. Casper Star Tribune.

UPDATE, 3-29 Energy boom hurts wildlife, lands access, advocates say. By Noelle Straub. Billings Gazette Washington Bureau. A diverse group complained of the unnecessary harm done.

MORE, 3-29. As Deer Decline, Energy Development Comes Under Fire. Guest essay. New West.

About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

2 Responses to Drilling critics get D.C. hearing

  1. mikarooni says:

    How come you can call Pombo corrupt, which seems accurate; but, didn’t like me bringing up the truth about CUT?

  2. I think you were the person who made some charges about CUT, and I deleted them.

    Anyone who has a blog has to be concerned about a liable suit. You can legally say just about anything about Pombo, Clinton, Bush, Jerry Falwell, about anyone who is deemed a public figure.

    This is not necessarily so about a religious cult. You (or someone) made very specific charges, which may or may not be true, and it was prudent for me to delete them.

    This should not be interpreted as prejudice in favor of CUT. If you have information, you will have to take it somewhere else for a hearing.


March 2007


‎"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