In an act of utter cynicism, continuing with the right wing mandate that has propped up the Bush Regime for the last eight years, the Winged Monkeys of the Bush Inferior Department of the Interior plans to eliminate restrictions on federal agencies carrying out projects that negatively impact endangered species.

Animals and plants in danger of becoming extinct could lose the protection of government experts who make sure that dams, highways and other projects don’t pose a threat, under a regulation the Bush administration is set to put in place before President-elect Obama can reverse them.

The rules must be published Friday to take effect before Obama is sworn in Jan. 20. Otherwise, he can undo them with the stroke of a pen.

More details here.


  1. #1 Joe Shelby
    November 20, 2008

    So everybody’s about to get a pardon…except nature itself.

  2. #2 Jackal
    November 20, 2008

    Yep, those darned animals are always living in the way of progress. What good are they if I can’t eat them./TexanDrawl

  3. #3 Philip H.
    November 20, 2008

    And, in a fit of historical irony, it was Nixon who signed the act in the first place (along with the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and NEPA). My friend Mike has a conservatives take on it you might actually want to read.

  4. #4 Skemono
    November 21, 2008

    Fortunately, Congress is looking to overturn this atrocity.