From the daily archives: Monday, November 10, 2008

The EPA’s Stalin era-

“It’s absolutely shocking what’s going on,” say insiders. Secretive changes have diluted science and jeopardized public health. Will Obama overcome Bush’s toxic legacy? . . . Salon Magazine

The EPA’s Stalin Era. By Rebecca Clarren

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Grizzly bear managers are the largest source of bear mortality in NW Montana-

‘Management removals’ top cause of NW bear deaths. AP. Bozeman Chronicle.

One third of the deaths came at the hands of the managers. In second place was illegal shootings, about 15% of the deaths.

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190-million acre geothermal opening of public lands doesn’t protect Yellowstone-

The other day,  Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne ordered the opening of 190-million acres+ of your public lands in the West for development of geothermal energy.

He claimed national parks were protected, and, in fact, he didn’t open Yellowstone Park to geothermal leasing. However, […]

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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