Thursday, April 05, 2012

Insanity

The American Legislative Exchange Council, a right wing group that is funded by BP, Exxon, Shell and Mobil with the help of the Koch brothers is aiming to have the state legislatures in the west claim ownership of federal public lands.  The are drafting legislation for western legislatures to claim that those public lands really belong to the states. They feel that the feds stole it.  This is insanity of course so naturally the legislature in Utah has passed the law and the governor signed it there.  Watch for it to rear its  head in New Mexico.

Now think of coal mines and oil rigs in Chaco Canyon.

Now think of oil rigs in in the Valles Caldera.

Now think of hard rock mineral mines in the Sandia Mountains wilderness.

Now think of the red rock wilderness of Southern Utah destroyed by All Terrain Vehicles.

The list could go on forever.  The rich oil companies are investing billions to eradicate our national treasures and landscapes.  It is almost too much to comprehend.

Thanks to the blog 'Bubba Munster' for reminding me of this.

1 comment:

Bubba Muntzer said...

And thanks for some more prime examples of your artistry, all very nice. That bottom one is just stunning. Some design elements I haven't seen you use before. But as far as sheer, understated, subtle beauty that one of the Valles Caldera. It just moves. I half expect Julie Andrews come come dancing into the frame.. that's because it just sings.