The rogue greenhouse gas emission country

China? Russia? India? The United States? No, it’s Canada-

Canada’s image lies in tatters. It is now to climate what Japan is to whaling. The tar barons have held the nation to ransom. This thuggish petro-state is today the greatest obstacle to a deal in Copenhagen.  George Monbiot. U.K. Guardian.

We have posted several articles on oil sands development. It is said to be the single biggest greenhouse gas polluter on the planet.

New York Times doesn’t like Idaho’s extension of the wolf hunt

Media help arrives from a big gun-

A lot of people said Idaho Fish and Game Commission really screwed up when they extended the wolf hunt. Rumor is that Ed Bangs got bald tearing his hair out after learning about Idaho’s gift to anti-delisting groups.

“. .. when protections were lifted earlier this year in Idaho and Montana the states immediately approved wolf hunting seasons. But what seemed to be an ordinary big-game hunt, with licenses and duly apportioned quotas (75 in Montana, 220 in Idaho), now looks like the opening of a new front in the age-old war on wolves.” Read the rest of the NYT editorial.

Interior Chief Slams Oil and Gas Groups’ ‘Election-Year Politics’

Salazar condemns oil industry lies about leasing on public lands-

Well good for the Secretary of Interior!

I don’t watch much television, but when I do, I’m amazed at the number of ads energy companies are producing. I’d bet 90% of the population believes that “BP” stands for beyond petroleum, not the company’s actual name — British Petroleum.

Interior Chief Slams Oil and Gas Groups’ ‘Election-Year Politics’.  By Noelle Straub. Greenwire in the New York Times.
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For a great blog on the future of energy, visit the Oil Drum.

I am adding it to my blogroll. RM

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Idaho’s Silver Creek is pristine after all — mercury scare was based on faulty data

One of Idaho’s most famous fishing streams has always been safe-

This is certainly good news.

I know the first time I ever saw Silver Creek I had been to a meeting with the Idaho Department of Transportation in Boise. The stream looked so amazing, I got out my rod and waded in wearing my meeting cloths and shoes. The report several years ago that the fish were now contaminated was devastating.

Idaho’s Silver Creek is pristine after all — mercury scare was based on faulty data. By Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman

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