From the daily archives: Friday, January 27, 2012

Is the strategy, cut their budgets and make up the difference with a private “appropriation” from the self-interested, cutting out the public?

We all know the watchword in Washington has been cut, cut, cut the budgets of all the agencies that look out after the public interest under the guise that we have a terrible, […]

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If you listened to President Obama’s State of the Union Address you may have noticed that the President had some things to say about how this administration values public land:

[…] I’m directing my administration to allow the development of clean energy on enough public lands to power 3 million homes.

For groups working to […]

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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