Thursday, April 13, 2006

Next target: the NRA

Field & Stream comes out (6 years too late) against the Bush administration:
Rod and gun in hand, and backing the Second Amendment right to own firearms, President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have won the hearts of America’s sportsmen. Yet the two men have failed to protect outdoor sports on the nation’s public lands. With deep ties to the oil and gas industry, Bush and Cheney have unleashed a national energy plan that has begun to destroy hunting and fishing on millions of federal acres throughout the West, setting back effective wildlife management for decades to come.
It's a strong editorial and outdoorsmen and women should read it and get angry. There are too many outrages to keep on top of everything at once, and that's let the environmental record of the last few years go relatively unexamined. But the effects will last for generations.