From the daily archives: Friday, March 9, 2012

Candidates use that word, “public lands” because they can’t say they “have no use for national forests, national parks, or national wildlife refuges’

Most westerners love the public lands of the United States and most of the outdoor recreation that does not use special facilities like stadiums takes place on them.  Romney and Santorum, […]

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No conservation spokespersons quoted-

Yesterday the big news in Idaho and northern Nevada was the 2-year delay and perhaps the demise of the proposed giant wind farm on top of Browns Bench/China Mountain on the Idaho/Nevada border (mostly BLM public land). There is much to be said on all sides of the issue.

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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