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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 12:38 AM
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Bush Administration to remove Yellowstone grizzlies from endangered list
Source: Los Angeles Times

Bush Administration to remove Yellowstone grizzlies from endangered list
By Bettina Boxall, Times Staff Writer
March 23, 2007


Danger's passed?

After more than 30 years of strict federal protection, the Yellowstone population of grizzly bears is being removed from the endangered species list by the Bush administration.

Formidable remnants of the wild frontier, the Yellowstone grizzlies, living in and around the national park, have rebounded from fewer than 200 animals in 1975, when they were listed as a threatened species, to around 600 today....

The move means that for the first time in three decades, grizzlies could soon be hunted on a limited basis in some parts of the Yellowstone region outside the park where the largest population of grizzlies in the lower 48 states roams across thousands of square miles of mostly federal wild lands....

Although environmentalists agreed the bear numbers have climbed to a heartening degree, some criticized the Yellowstone delisting, warning that climate change is reducing a vital food source and human population growth is increasing the chances of lethal run-ins....The Yellowstone grizzly joins a short list of high-profile species, including the bald eagle and the gray wolf, that the federal government is moving to delist....

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-be...
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 12:52 AM
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1. What Asshats
Is shooting Grizzlies what Cheney plans to spend his retirement doing? No doubt he'd use some of those bunker busting bombs to do so, if he could get that passed.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 12:54 AM
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2. Wow! 200 to 600 grizzlies
in THIRTY YEARS!!!! It's goddamn pop-you-lay-shun exploshun, I tell ya!

:grr:
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 01:10 AM
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3. And in just 30 years!
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 01:10 AM
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4. self delete -- dupe
Edited on Fri Mar-23-07 01:10 AM by MsMagnificent
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 01:32 AM
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5. I mean, do they just hate EVERYTHING???
Edited on Fri Mar-23-07 01:33 AM by tblue




















Did I miss anything?
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 03:20 AM
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6. Did I miss anything?
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youngdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:16 AM
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7. Disgusting.
Whenever Bushco removes a species from the Endangered Species list it is because a crony wants to develop an area protected due to the status. This is no different.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:29 AM
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8. Cheney working for his rancher buddies in the Yellowstone area
Although the Yellowstone Bear population has exploded in the last 10 - 15 years, it is really a dangerous thing to remove them from the list as it will remove restriction on the one thing that brought them to near extinction in the first place. Hunting!
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:36 AM
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9. Ggrrrrrrrrrr!
Can they leave nothing just even "alone"?
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