Major volcano close to Anchorage and Seward could have major wildlife and economic impacts-

Alaskans brace for Redoubt Volcano eruption. By Dan Joling. AP

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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.

5 Responses to Alaskans brace for Redoubt Volcano eruptions

  1. Salle says:

    Interesting set of earthquakes going on in Washington as well…

  2. Scott says:

    And the reason Sarah Palin is not trying to remove the “demons” from the volcano is ???,,,,,,,,,

  3. Chuck Parker says:

    Scott: “And the reason Sarah Palin is not trying to remove the “demons” from the volcano is ???,,,,,,,,,”

    She can’t see them. Russia blocks the view of Mount Redoubt from Palin’s living room window.

  4. Salle says:

    “And the reason Sarah Palin is not trying to remove the “demons” from the volcano is ???,,,,,,,,,”

    Well, it’s just that the media is so wrong about everything that she thinks they are just trying to get her to look up from her permanent campaign activities. Besides, once Alaska blows, she doesn’t have to worry about that and can just do the “blago-blitz” thing with the big bad media until there’s another election she can play in. You can’t blame a volcano on her so she’ll have another victimhood narrative at her disposal… Or some claim that god chose to do this to Alaska as a “sign” for her to pursue her political social career. She’s probably packing her bags right now.


January 2009


‎"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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