From the Huffington Post-
Grijalva and Solis. Column by Steve Cobble.
And from New West. Grijalva Obama’s Best Bet at Interior. By Joan McCarter.
I know that by last May Western Watersheds Project and Advocates for the West had pretty much figured out that the matter would go to the next Administration. Of course the Bushies had hoped to ram it through.
Sage grouse decision looks like its going to be left for Obama. by Rocky Barker. “Letters from the West.” Idaho Statesman.
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Note: a status review is a scientific process to determine whether a species should be listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA.
I didn’t know that the huge cave bears were vegetarians. Changing climate wiped out their food.
Story on the extinction of cave bears. By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent. Reuters.
These are the establishment groups’ views.
Environmentalists draft bold roadmap for Obama. By Dina Cappliello. AP in the Huffington Post.
By Patty Henetz. The Salt Lake Tribune
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Original story in this blog from Nov. 9Utah oil and gas lease sale riles Park Service.
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Update 11-26. BLM backs off plan to issue drilling permits in Utah’s redrock country. Shoddy » Conservation groups criticize agency’s haste in issuing plans for 11 million acres. By Patty Henetz. The Salt Lake Tribune.
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., sent a letter to Kempthorne saying, “this ill-advised fire sale of leases, which could irreparably harm the air, water and wildlife of three beloved national parks, should be halted.”
Grijalva, chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, has been mentioned as a possible candidate for Interior secretary in the Obama administration.
Yellowstone Club Returns to Bankruptcy Court, to Sink Further Into Debt. By Robert Struckman. New West.