Ted Williams's Blog Archive 2012
Sportsmen underscore need for transparency, balanced natural resources management on public lands as new energy regulations are weighed
DENVER – The Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rules on public disclosure of the contents of hydraulic fracturing fluids, as well as the handling of wastewater and the integrity of well casings, represent a step forward in ensuring responsible energy development on public lands, a sportsmen’s coalition said Monday.
Note: This commentary has been endorsed by renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, who adds the following comment:
“Governments will not put young people and nature above special financial interests without great public pressure. Such pressure is not possible as long as big environmental organizations provide cover. So the best hope is this — individuals must demand that the leaders change course or they will lose support.”
Ad in Denver Post raises concerns about prime fish and wildlife habitat, areas important to outdoors enthusiasts
DENVER – Outdoor Industry Association and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership are raising concerns about a proposal for Colorado’s 4.2 million acres of national forest roadless areas and are calling on President Obama on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to ensure they are at least as safeguarded as roadless areas in other states.
NWF is releasing a paper today that traces the links between wolf poisonings in Alberta and the declining caribou populations resulting from development of fossil fuels including tar sands. Building Keystone XL would make the U.S. complicit in this cruelty for potentially decades. The paper comes amidst news that Alberta and Canadian governments are scrambling to save their image from the controversial tar sands industry.
Feb. 6, 2012
Baton Rouge – Twenty-six conservation organizations representing more than 14 million members have joined forces to demand that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal repeal a 25-year-old law that dooms sea turtles in his state’s waters. Louisiana is the only state that does not enforce federal requirements for use of Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in shrimp nets that allows sea turtles to escape before drowning.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that a Lancaster County hunter has undergone post-exposure rabies shots after harvesting and field dressing a deer on Jan. 20, in Valley Township, Chester County, that ultimately tested positive for rabies.