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28 Nov

Exposing the Big Game

Great news—the “Sportsmen’s” Act of 2012 did not get past the Senate. Ironically, it was the Republicans that killed the bill. Not because of any great concern for wilderness or wildlife—quite the opposite; they just didn’t like how much of the budget the bill allocated for conservation projects.

What really doesn’t make sense is why every Democrat (except for Senator Barbara Boxer) voted to approve a bill with a main goal of opening up even more public lands for hunters. Why, for instance, did my two Senators from Washington State approve of a bill that would have allowed for the importation of “trophy” polar bear carcasses from Canada, undermining the ESA? And what did they stand to gain by giving a de facto federal thumbs-up to lead buckshot and other ammunition that have already poisoned so many birds, including endangered condors?

We dodged the bullet this time, but in the…

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  1. Suzanne Dunham

    November 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing. This is great news!

     
  2. Bobette Traul

    November 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    So, the Republicans come in handy for somethings.I don’t trust the Dems when it comes to the environment. Now, what to do with the Republicans in this state.

     
  3. ramses (@traeh79)

    November 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Great news.

    Re-public-kan-not’s suck!

     
  4. ramses (@traeh79)

    November 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    What really doesn’t make sense is why every Democrat (except for Senator Barbara Boxer) voted to approve a bill with a main goal of opening up even more public lands for hunters.”
    “Yes, why ??????

    Another question is WHY did they vote to de-list the wolf?? (Except for 4 democrats)

     

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