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The Atlantic on Reverberations of the Wolf Rider

by: Matthew Koehler

Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 06:40:53 AM MST


From Skylar Browning, Missoula Independent Blog:

The Atlantic went ahead and declared the key environmental issue for the 2012 elections: endangered species.

Forget climate change, writes Associate Editor Nicole Allan. Democrats have invited a potential political problem ever since Montana's own Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Simpson championed the wolf rider, which delisted the gray wolf in the northern U.S.

Allan points out that the rider has created two major problems. The first is a rush of other proposals to delist species that may hold up development. Here's one example:

Republican Sens. John Cornyn (Texas) and James Inhofe (Okla.) have proposed amendments to an economic-development reauthorization bill that would prevent the Fish and Wildlife Service from extending ESA protections to two species prevalent in oil and gas country.

The other problem is something that's already riled some of Tester's former supporters.

By courting Western voters, however, the Democratic Party runs the risk of alienating its environmentalist base of donors and activists.
Matthew Koehler :: The Atlantic on Reverberations of the Wolf Rider
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Maybe you're not getting the point of blogging, but here's the deal.  Everybody who reads this website already reads the Missoula Independent.  I can pretty much guarantee that, save for the rightwing and House staffers.

For the love of Dog, please quit posting news blurbs and press releases.  You obviously have an opinion so post something original, genuine to you.  Despite our personal differences I will promote such things, as long as they are not adverts for Dennis Rehberg.  If you want to deal with this site as a news agrigator then I tell you now what should be obvious.  It isn't.   Might I suggest DU?

Many have attempted to engage you online only to be met by the complaint that we are not knowledgeable enough about the issues, that complaint coming from you of course. If your knowledge is all that, then some, and that much more, you have little reason to keep posting snippets of the work of others.  I'm not asking you to agree with me.  I'm asking you to be a blogger, or don't.  Your choice, of course.


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