Friday, January 18, 2008

Pima Supes make Wright pick; Jaguar hits fed wall

New State Rep. Nancy Young Wright (D-LD26)

TUCSON -- Democrat Nancy Young Wright was appointed this morning by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to fill the LD26 State House seat recently resigned by Lena Saradnik after she suffered a stroke.

I have known Nancy for a while, and she'll do a fine job in the State House.

Don Jorgenson
was also a good option, but he'll get in to the AZ House in 09, along with me, when elected this fall.

Congratulations, Rep. Young Wright.

Jaguars walled out and left for dead by Bush/Cheney Fish & Wildlife (dis)Service

In other news today, the unethical Bush/Cheney Interior Dept. has abandoned endangered Jaguar recovery to instead push more 'Berlin walls' and militarization on the US-Mexico border.

The bad Jaguar decision officially came from Mr. Ben Tuggle of the USFWS office in Albuquerque. Tuggle has been involved in many politically-charged unsupportable anti-wildlife decisions, and should resign or be removed.

Greens are wondering if Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ8), with a district includes most of the important Jaguar habitat in Arizona, will say anything publicly against this terrible anti-science, anti-public-interest decision by the Bush/Cheney administration? So far, not a peep.

Giffords continues to be the only Dem border Rep. who is not yet supporting Rep. Raul Grijalva's (D-AZ7) Borderlands Conservation and Security Act, which would bring more balance and options for conservation and border security.

Of all US House members with southern border districts, Giffords stands alone with anti-environmental Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM2) in opposing the bill.

When asked last fall about her isolated position on the borderlands conservation bill, Giffords said, 'I'm fine with being with Steve Pearce on this'.

Finally today, it's only been a week, but NM Gov. Bill Richardson is back in Santa Fe fighting to protect the public-interest from BLM and destructive energy corporation greed. Glad to have you back in the southwest full-time, Bill.

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