Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Let's Have A Seal Cub Hunt Or Bounty On Gorillas While We're At It

The Bush administration, not content to weaken the endangered species act and open up more wilderness to road-building, has come up with yet another profit-driven plan for its last few months in office:

Reducing the size of safety zones in the ocean to protect the few surviving Right Whales not yet killed in collisions with ships.

Shippers want smaller zones, and the Bushies want to give it to them.

In the spirit of the air pollution permissions the administration enabled through its Healthy Skies Initiative, look for Bush's 'regulators' to dub pro-shippers' plan The Whale Survival Initiative.

As in, see how many of the remaining 300 Right whales can survive a collision with an ocean-going ship.

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