Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Endangered Species Act imperiled

I sent out a personal email alert a few weeks ago about the Bush administration's most recent attempt to undermine the federal Endangered Species Act.

Here is a much more in depth and nuanced explanation about the proposed changes to the Act. It's all about the definitions. And it's about the never-ending efforts by Republican politicians to dismantle environmental laws at the behest of their corporate sponsors.

Instructions for taking action can be found at the end of the article.

I've admired the curmudgeonly writer Jim Kuntsler for several years. His recent post on Clusterfuck Nation is a sobering take on where our nation is headed (downhill fast). I don't understand much about Fannie and Freddie but agree with his take on the confluence of peak oil and the end of the suburban American Dream (which is a nightmare for the Planet now that the Chinese and Indians want to be like us).

Looking forward to a Thursday on the Crosswicks Creek - riding the tide back and forth through Hamilton Marsh.

The Musconetcong River has riven to a nice level for paddling, thanks to Hannah and Hopatcong lake, which is dumping at 148 CFS.


What is the difference between Palin and Cheney?