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Environmentally destructive programs identified by activists from the left and the right-

Viewpoint: Spending Cuts Are Great When the Spending Is Stupid. By Michael Grunwald . Time Magazine

This proposal is being made by the deficit-hawk Taxpayers for Common Sense, free-market Heartland Institute, the environmental group Friends of […]

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Politicians scramble to find cuts. Now said to be chance to gut widely reviled program-

Using federal dollars to kill our native wildlife. Economic hard times would say stop that kind of funding. But will it be stopped? Predator Defense knows these federal poisoners and gunners have nine lives, unlike the bobcats and cougar they […]

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Diablo Canyon plant is a mile from off-shore fault-

I recall there was a long fight against this plant a generation ago. It generated a case that went to the Supreme Court.

One of the chief arguments was that there was a fault nearby. The larger San Adreas fault is not far either. They say […]

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It’s not really about cutting federal expenditures by $60-billion-

The argument over these particular budget cuts is not about reigning in big costs. It is almost entirely about eliminating or gutting entire programs, many of them very popular, without a hearing or even a separate vote on each (most of which they would lose).

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Cuts include Wildlife Services-

Obama’s budget would deeply cut farm subsidies. By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times

I kind of thought Obama might not figure this out, but his budget proposal seems to take a whack at this nasty agency as well as the heretofore unstoppable subsidy payments to rich and corporate farmers.  If […]

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Rocky Barker says State Land Board meeting indicates he is-

Land board doesn’t even discuss parks proposal. By Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman.

New. 1-22-10. But does Otter even want to allow the Parks Dept. to survive? By Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman.

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Idaho Statesmen is not amused by the governor’s priorities-

Our View: Lawsuits: An Idaho growth industry? – Idaho Statesman

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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