From the daily archives: Saturday, April 18, 2009

Despite Obama’s pledge, Federal Employees Face Blackballing and Career Derailment for Reporting Problems-

Presidents have to follow up on executive orders like the one Obama made, and entrenched agency people know that most Presidents will lack the time or interest to do it.

Story from the Public […]

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Appeals panel rules that the Interior Department didn’t adequately analyze a Bush administration plan to auction off leases in the Arctic seas-

Drilling off Alaska can’t proceed without further environmental review. By James Oliphant and Kim Murphy. LA Times.

An off-shore oil spill into the Arctic Ocean would be a terrible disaster.

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Many of you might have noticed that the Western Watersheds Project feed was down for a couple months.

It is now fixed and located in about the middle of the right-hand column.

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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