By Carol Bradley as published on Fox News Opinions Forward by R.T. Fitch ~ Pres./Co-Founder Wild Horse Freedom Federation “Equine Advocates; I am well aware of the fact that this article does not speak directly to the horses but it is because of the horses that it speaks […]
The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee chaired by Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.VA.), a staunch supporter of protections for wild horses and burros, has launched an investigation into the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that has resulted in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will also examine the administration’s offshore oil and gas policy.
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed suit against Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar over his continued approval of offshore drilling plans in the Gulf of Mexico without environmental review. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeks to overturn Department of Interior policies exempting oil drilling from the environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act.
The Wild Horse advocates and Environmentalists have been screaming it for the past year and no one has listened, nothing has changed except that conditions have worsened. The Obama Administration’s selection of Ken Salazar to the position of Secretary of the Department of Interior has been in question since the day of his appointment. Muddled in rumors of collusion and ineptitude Salazar, a rancher by trade, has made it his hallmark to bumble and stumble his way through mismanaging his federal agency while ignoring congressional inquiries and public opinion.
It was a gorgeous summer afternoon off the Atlantic coast of Southern Africa. The humid November wind was blowing up out of the south matching the aggressive current fed by the nearby mouth of the Congo River. I inhaled deeply as I hung over the rail just underneath the helideck of the offshore production platform.