In a university history class before WWII, one of our professors remarked that some day the United States would be fighting wars all over the world. We may be close to that time, although the President boasts we have peace in the Middle East. It is doubtful the people there would agree with him.
Our need to monitor the Trump administration has become a daily significant development. And not only Trump, but his opportunistic satellites: Kushner, Donnie Jr., and Rob Bishop under Ryan Zinke, who can’t seem to control his assistants.
The recent reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments was a “done thing,” for the oil and gas companies with Bishop behind them.
We are at a time when species, wildlife, and habitat are seriously facing stress from population growth, habitat fragmentation, and climate change. Unless decisions made now are thoughtful and strategic a lot of danger will be done to our public resources.
I mean land, water, and air.
The occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is only the beginning. We need to be constantly aware of plans (and sly moves) Rob Bishop and Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke make, as well as what the President tweets when he wakes up every morning.
Dr. Dorys C. Grover