LETTER: House bill is an all-out attack on the environment

Monday, July 18, 2011 | 4:33 p.m. CDT

The House Interior Appropriations Committee has passed a spending bill that would mean fewer protections for species at risk of extinction, more pesticides in our waters and less funding for our national wildlife refuges and other crucial conservation priorities.

This bill is an all-out attack on our environment and the natural treasures that are our children's inheritance.

Sacrificing our wildlife and environment in the name of fiscal austerity is unacceptable.

James Robnett III lives in Columbia.

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James Krewson July 18, 2011 | 6:12 p.m.

It would be nice if you explained in detail, how the spending bill would endanger species and harm the environment. Am I to magically jump to that conclusion based on your simple statement of opinion? Present some facts at least to support your conclusion.

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frank christian July 18, 2011 | 7:51 p.m.

I hope James is not a "drive by poster". Just spews his stuff, then moves on. Not concerned with truth, only that someone out there will probably believe him. We'll know when he returns with some facts.

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david smith July 19, 2011 | 7:07 a.m.

Typical liberal, can't back any arguments with facts. Facts are an inconvenience to liberals

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Tim Trayle July 25, 2011 | 9:31 p.m.

Perhaps what Mr Robinette wants attention drawn to is the rider attached to an appropriations bill that, among other things, will actually make it impossible for the Fish & Wildlife service to add new species to the Endangered Species list, no matter *what* their status. Astounding.
If that's what Mr. Robinett means--and his poorly-crafted letter doesn't really help us to know--then his characterization of it seems otherwise accurate.
(PS: People shouldn't put Roman numerals after their names. Only monarchs get to do that. Otherwise it looks pretentious. :) )

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