Ravaging Appalachia. Editorial by the New York Times.

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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.

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

  1. kt says:

    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 says:

    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



‎"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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