While Oregon leads the nation in number of units in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (NWSRS), Oregon trails in (1) total number of protected wild and scenic river miles, (2) total acreage within the NWSRS, and (3) percentage of the state’s total stream mileage protected in the NWSRS.Read More
Debunking Creation Myths About America’s Public Lands. 2018. John D. Leshy. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. $7.95 (Amazon $7.15).
America’s public lands are often in need of a good lawyer, and they have one in John Leshy. He has served America’s public lands (and its owners) as an academic, author, and advocate. In his long career, he’s published legal textbooks, written briefs, argued cases, and taught law students, and he was the top lawyer in the U.S. Department of the Interior for almost as long as Bruce Babbitt was secretary of the interior.Read More
Several mostly good public lands conservation bills have been introduced in the 115th Congress (2017–18) but languish in committee, unable to get a vote on the floor of the House or the Senate.Read More
The Hammonds, Mr. President, are not persons of generally good character. “Devoted family men” do not abuse minor children in their family.Read More
It won’t work, and is rather patronizing besides, to make rural people a protected class in our politics.Read More