Post 998

The amount is so small it is a total insult, but they even break it down into sub-categories to try to impress us. 😡

Story in the Jackson Hole News and Guide. Cash to offset boom? Critics say it’s not enough to alleviate drilling damage. By Cory Hatch

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project and the creator of The Wildlife News.

5 Responses to Kempthorne offers 402K to offset energy impacts on Wyoming wildlife

  1. Alan Gregory says:

    This is a joke. Reminds me of mitigating wetlands lost to a shopping center development by installing a detention basin.

  2. TPageCO says:

    The part of this I find most irritating is that the funds are coming from the feds (us taxpayers), not from the companies trashing the place…

  3. Ecco says:

    Yep, sure 402k for the offset energy impack on the wildlife. Are you sure that is not a Joke, Cuz if it is you just got my hopes up and that was not funny.

  4. skyrim says:

    Well 402K is about all that will be left in the US Treasury after funding this stupid damn war.

  5. Here is the story in the Casper Star Tribune.

    They play it straight like it was $4 billion.

    Feds Accelerate Wildlife Work.”


April 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

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