This is a piece from Writers on the Range. Why would a federal agency trash its libraries? Jeff Ruch. The Bush Administration calls it “de-accessioning” their library.

There have been a lot of stories about this action. This is the first posting I have made.

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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.

4 Responses to More scary stuff from Bush Administration. EPA destroys its scientific library

  1. avatar Mike Wolf says:

    Well this is just great. Yet another way the Bush administration and Replublican Congress have f*ed me over, DIRECTLY!

    I was exposed to lead in a fire at a house I rented. I’m currently suing (on my own) the landlord, as I appear to have suffered brain damage resulting in severe cognitive losses.

    The closure of these libraries means I’m going to have a hell of a time trying to get information as admissable evidence for the lawsuit.

    Thanks a lot Bush. Don’t EVER let me catch you on the street; I’ll give you a thorough cussing out.

  2. avatar mikarooni says:

    I guess that it might be time to rent and rewatch “Fahrenheit 451.”

  3. avatar heavenabove says:

    This is just absurd! I woonder what these guys are up to that we do not know about. This administration will be the ruin of our nation-certainly all its environmental progress. This is beyong disturbing but yet Bush stays in office!

  4. avatar Monty says:

    Sounds like al-Qa’ida in Afghanistan in 2001 when they destroyed ancient statues.


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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