New York Times editorial on the Bush/Kempthrone new strip mining regulations

Ravaging Appalachia. Editorial by the New York Times.






  1. kt Avatar

    From Dirk Kempthorne to Lewd Larry Craig to moronic Bill Sali, it is clear that any Idaho Republican who makes it to national prominence in recent years has some kind of hatred for nature. What does that say about the people who elect them?

    AND the sun seems to be shining a little brighter in Idaho since today’s late afternoon news on Larry Craig broke in Roll Call. I understand that the Statesman has had documents for years that showed Craig involved in a Gay Page scandal or other past indiscretions. Bet there will be a lot of toasts to the Minnesota Men’s Restroom Sting operation tonight all across Idaho – and the West.

  2. ClapSo Avatar

    kt, we in the east are emptying our glasses too! Out with the earth rapists!

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer


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.

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