Ted Williams' blog

Lawmakers criticize Missouri River flood response

My pal from Iowa writes:

But that's Iowa, where, as I recall, we annually pile up more flood damage costs than almost any other state but still resist land-use planning, effective flood plain zoning, and *gasp!* any effort to regulate agriculture, which covers most of the state and is a major cause of the problem.

BC Cover-up Questions the Dual Mandate of U.S. and Canadian Salmon Management

Yesterday a leaked manuscript revealed that the Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus (ISAv) was detected in B.C. as early as 2004, and that Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada personnel refused to release the information. This comes just a month after Canadian officials aggressively denied that the virus was present in B.C.