Refuge occupiers clash with environmentalists

The armed activists occupying a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon clashed with environmentalists Saturday as a standoff stretched into a 15th day.

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3 thoughts on “Refuge occupiers clash with environmentalists

  1. DEJA VU

    Here is a quote from a book published in 1983: “We fought a huge battle at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and they reduced grazing to acceptable levels. As soon as we relaxed the pressure, the ranchers moved in and made new demands. Today, I am told that the situation is worse than ever! . . . . Local land managers live out in these communities and have no protection against pressures to increase grazing. Given these circumstances, as long as grazing is permitted, it will tend to be maximal, abusive, and not in the public interest . . . . It is surely an all or none phenomenon. In any event, until the entire conservation community is willing to demand complete removal of livestock from public lands, I see absolutely no solution to the problem.”

    Ferguson, Denzel and Nancy. Maverick Publications, Drawer 5007, Bend, OR 97708 (quoted in Waste of the West: Public Lands Ranching, Lynn Jacobs, Tucson, AZ, 1991, p. 542)

  2. Well, I’m glad someone somewhere is at least trying to give them somewhat of a hard time, instead of handing over the key to the place with a ‘make yourself at home’! Give ’em hell, enviros! Right now, the only crisis they’ve had was that they have run out of French Vanilla coffee creamer.

    I’ve just read that the militia is going to try to pull the same crap in UT:

    http://www.sltrib.com/home/3391135-155/utah-group-travels-to-oregon-seeking

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