Thursday, March 07, 2013


Sometimes folks don't understand why I get frustrated with Obama on some of the issues involving public Lands.  This chart pretty much sums it up.  What protected acreage he is given credit for in this graph was actually put together during the bush administration.  His performance in this arena of protecting watersheds and ecosystems is very strange.  Maybe his new Interior Secretary can help after she is confirmed.  It is said that he will let his appointees run with policy initiatives in this term of office.  Let's hope that pubic land protection is one of them.  


Anonymous said...

Did you know about Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative? It was not initiated during Bush presidency.

Jim Baca said...

It was a feeble effort. Form over substance. I think the latest move on Alaska land protection was a good one however.