The 2nd delisting of wolves may take place this week

Here goes nothing again?

Nothing except a brief opportunity to slaughter wolves again?

Story: Wolves may be delisted — again — this week.  By Chris Merrill. Casper Star-Tribune environment reporter

Environmental groups, scientists cheer Obama appointments

The cheer in the story is for the Energy, Climate Change, EPA nominations-

Environmental groups, scientists cheer Obama appointments. LA Times. By Jim Tankersley and Tom Hamburger

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PEER says Obama’s EPA pick is no good

Bush’s EPA criticized Obama’s new EPA choice for her bad record in New Jersey on toxic waste-

Likely EPA pick hit for Jersey record. Politico

“In a report released this summer, the EPA’s inspector general slammed New Jersey’s failure to clean up several toxic waste sites in a timely manner, and accused the state’s environmental agency of going easy on polluters and failing to seek necessary support from the EPA. The report said the department bore at least partial responsibility for ‘not implement[ing] agreements on clean-up milestones, Agency responsibilities, and enforcement actions.’ ”

On the other hand, the Sierra Club places the blame for the bad record in New Jersey on Governor Jon Corizone.

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Did Raum Emanuel Scuttle Grijalva’s Nomination?

Grijalva didn’t raise enough campaign money for the House Democrats?

Did Emanuel Scuttle Grijalva’s Nomination? Daily Kos

It looks a lot like Ken Salazar as Secretary of Interior

He has cancelled events today, Tuesday and Wednesday-

He is a pretty traditional Democratic Party kind of nomination (assuming it is him).  He is a Democratic US Senator from Colorado, but Democrats won’t lose the seat because the Democratic governor has the power to appoint a replacement. Salazar is Hispanic, satisfying a category that was a plus for Grijalva.

Story in the Denver Post. Salazar poised to head Interior. Colorado’s senior senator is said to be a leading contender for a Cabinet post that is vital to Western issues. By Christopher N. Osher and Joey Bunch

NOTE: only the Denver Post has this story so far.