Senate committee gathers testimony on the Senators “wilderness bill”-

Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act Gets First Hearing. By Courtney Lowery. New West.

Here is the video of the full hearing.

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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 Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act Gets First Hearing

  1. Mike says:

    Tester looked visibly upset when responding to Khoeler.

  2. jburnham says:

    I agree, he seems more inclined to attack the messenger than address the bill’s problems.

    Tester’s assertion that he had never heard from Koehler and other green groups opposed to the bill was laughable.

    The more I see about this bill, the less I like it. I would urge everyone to read through the bill. Don’t just support it because it has Tester’s name or Dem sponsors.

  3. Mike says:

    I noticed that too. Rather than talking about the bill, Tester focused on what appeared to be a personal attack.

  4. Pronghorn says:

    Your comments can be submitted until 12/31.
    Keep wilderness wild!


December 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