From the daily archives: Thursday, May 3, 2007

Report: Drilling squeezes hunters, habitat. By Matthew Brown. Associated Press writer. Casper Star Tribune.

In the old sense of the phrase, the real wolf at the door in the West is the energy industry.

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Rocky Barker writes about the funding crisis at the Forest Service. Their budget is way down. It used to be kept up by big appropriations for timber cutting and forest fire fighting, but the timber lobby has gone away, and appropriations to fight fires are no longer a blank check.

Barker says that no interest […]

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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