We’ve seen this heedless rush to oil shale before, just ahead of the inevitable bust. By Senator Ken Salazar. Salt Lake Tribune (reprinted from the Washington Post).

Salazar is a U.S. Senator from Colorado, the state where much of the oil shale lies.

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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.

5 Responses to Heedless rush by Bush on oil shale (opinion by Senator Ken Salazar)

  1. Granted, I haven’t been out to Garfield County etc. in a while, but I think my Senator went a bit over board in his reaction.

    This a very complicated subject that I am sure will be around for years without a very good solution.

  2. avatar kim kaiser says:

    isnt this the same guy who supports the poisoning methods on public lands to control predators,, ?? and not bother his sheep,, more self serving stuff looks like

  3. Kim? Salazar is a goof ball. I don’t support anything that he does, at least that I can recall. But, in all honesty, I think it is his brother the Congressman that supports the use of poisons for predator control.

  4. avatar kim kaiser says:

    i wasnt sure, i just seem to remember the name a few months ago as to one of the demcratic congressmen from CO that supported teh poisons,,,,just wasnt sure,

  5. That would probably be him then. One is a Senator, and the other a Congressman. In any case I am against the use of poison in all but a fery few desperate circumstances.


July 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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