Elimination of Conservation Reserve Program Proven Costly to Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) and its Agriculture and Wildlife Working Group (AWWG) today announced the results of a University of Tennessee study which indicates that planting land currently enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to commodity crops, including wheat, corn and soybeans, could cost taxpayers an additional $33 billion.

Silver on Hawthorne on Williams

Several weeks ago, outdoor writer Ted Williams wrote a particularly good piece titled "Robbed by RATS" published in "FlyRod and Reel" ( see ). The article explained, in depth, how recreation user fees are being used to facilitate the commercialization, privatization and motorization of recreational opportunities on our public lands.

Loyalties of Motorhead Industry Mogul

You might think it difficult to find even one high-profile public figure willing to express unqualified support for someone as loathed as J. Steven Griles. Griles, who served as Interior Secretary Gale Norton's Deputy until being forced to resign for his refusal to cooperate in the investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, is said to have pursued an anti-environment agenda more radical than that of Ronald Reagan's Interior Secretary James Watt.

Dept of Ecology: Removal of Condit Dam necessary to restore White Salmon River's health 2

Critical hurdles remain in path to restore river (Portland) -- Removing Condit Dam and restoring a free-flowing White Salmon River will have significant benefits to salmon and steelhead and overall river health, according to the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released today by the Washington Department of Ecology.

The Peter A. A. Berle Environmental Integrity Award

The Century Foundation has established, in cooperation with the National Audubon
Society, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, the
Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and former
colleagues of Peter A. A. Berle, a new award intended


Maybe we're all expecting too much from Obama, but this, well, makes me expect!

Memo to EPA Employees

DATE: January 23, 2009

TO: All EPA Employees

FROM: Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator-designate

I can think of no higher calling or privilege than rejoining

Vice Chair of American Rivers to serve as Deputy Interior Secretary

I got to know David well when I served on the board of American Rivers. He’s a super guy, highly intelligent and with all the right instincts. Salazar couldn’t have made a better choice.

Washington, DC – David Hayes, Vice Chair of American Rivers, the nation’s leading