Craig and Sali, the worst, will be gone in 2009-

Watchdogs give Idaho delegation low marks. Environmental group tracks votes. By Gregory Foley. Idaho Mountain Express Staff Writer.

Of the 4 Larry Craig has been the worst. For decades he has been very active about his anti-conservation views. Sali was too nutty to be effective. Simpson and Crapo are the best you can expect from Idaho Republicans.

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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.

4 Responses to Conservation groups give Idaho's congressionals low marks

  1. Salle says:

    Personally, I couldn’t be happier about the regime change… I can feel those target that are tattooed on my temples fading just a bit…

    Good riddance to Craig and Sali, and welcome to Rep. Walt Minnick, I hope.

  2. Rusty says:

    At some point the environmental groups need to figure out that nuclear power is the greenest energy available. Any hope of reducing greenhouse gases without nuclear power is a pipe dream.

  3. JB says:


    Read this article (; it is just one idea for reducing greenhouse gases without nuclear power.

  4. Salle says:

    Hey everybody,

    I just watched part 1 of this incredible interview online, I don’t have a TV, but I could only see that portion so far. (The TV program that it is on is actually airing right now so I expect I can watch the rest tomorrow after it actually gets broadcast.)

    I recommend that everyone concerned with all of the ag issues on this thread and others to watch this program.

    It goes into detail about the issues of the farm subsidies, our healthcare and national security by someone who has managed to connect the dots and has some suggestions as to how to transform the ugly-demon-nightmare-agriculture/livestock-issues-from-hell that affect us all! It’s really informative. If you are able to watch it on TV, the show airs on Friday evenings on PBS. (Bill Moyers’ Journal)

    Happy eating.


November 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