A stupid program designed to help a tiny number of people in a vain attempt to “help to safeguard the County’s economic and cultural viability” (the purpose, according to the County Commissiors).

If these people wanted to safeguard their economic and cultural viability, they should have opposed the massive natural gas industrialization of Sublette County. Talk about a day late and 50-billion dollars short!

Sublette County supports Green River dam. Booster says Warren Bridge site is best location for impoundment on main stem of river. By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., Jackson Hole, Wy. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

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Ralph Maughan

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.

3 Responses to Sublette County, WY supports Green River dam

  1. Robert Hoskins says:

    Actually, the purpose of such a dam would be to get more water to a few ranchers in the Upper Green, who, by the way, are also beneficiaries of Wyoming’s elk feedgrounds. A pretty selfish bunch.

    Also, the comment about the antelope migration is simply false. Archeological investigations have found that the migration of pronghorns along the Upper Green migration corridor is at least 6000 years old. Osborne Russell, who trapped beaver in Rockies from 1834 to 1843, describes in his journal thousands of pronghorn moving along the corridor to winter range in the Green River Basin.

  2. Ugh… You want to see some so-called eco-terrorism? Start building that dam.

    note: I do not endorse terrorism of any kind.

    note number two: but if I did, it would be the eco-kind.

  3. Robert Hoskins says:

    I don’t think extra-legal means will be necessary here. The proposal has no merit and costs far more than any so-called economic benefits that would come from it–those benefits would go only to a few “known to be extra-greedy” ranchers anyway. Also, the existence of the pronghorn migration corridor has captured the imaginations of many people who both live here and those who don’t. This is something we can kill politically and legally.


February 2008


‎"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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