Ted Williams' blog

Land Use Planning Must Address Wildfire Plain

By George Wuerthner, 6-18-07 A few months ago, five former Chiefs of the Forest Service sent a joint letter to Congress. In that letter, the Chiefs warned Congress about "an untenable financial situation due to the way fire-suppression funding is being handled

GRILES SEEKS TO ESCAPE JAIL BY WORKING FOR DISNEY

From Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility Plea to Judge Blurs Line between Community Service and Corporate Networking Washington, DC Lawyers for former Interior Deputy Secretary Steven Griles are arguing that the convicted felon

Why Does Kibby Mountain Matter?

Every once in a while I run into folks who say something like this: "Why save the Boundary Mountains? Why not let TransCanada put a bunch of windpower turbines on Kibby Mountain and on the Kibby Range? Aren't they just back of nowhere? Most people

Griles seeks community service with motorized-recreation group

Instead of doing jail time for lying to Congress in the Jack Abramoff investigation, disgraced Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles has asked a federal judge to be allowed to do community service with the American Recreation Coalition and the Walt Disney Company

Mr. Magoo Goes to Washington

by Chuck Pezeshki In these last, decaying days of the Bush Administration, yet another of Idaho's adopted own is being called back to in Washington. Jim Caswell, head of Idaho's Office of Species of Conservation, has been tapped by his buddy, Dirk

OHV Route Threatens Hunting and Fishing

Steve Ellis Supervisor Wallowa-Whitman National Forest P.O. Box 907 Baker City, OR 97814 Dear Supervisor Ellis: The above named sportsmen's conservation groups, representing thousands of avid hunters and anglers from across the state, are very concerned

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.