Saluting with misty eyes
Governor Sarah Palin has an extreme anti-conservation record on issues ranging from global warming, energy and drilling to wildlife and habitat protection.
Thisw is from the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission website:
The IOGCC advocates for environmentally-sound ways to increase the supply of American energy. We accomplish this by providing governors of member states with a clear and unified voice to Congress, while also serving as the authority on issues surrounding these vital resources.
Gov. Palin is the head of this commision... How can you hate concervation and lead an organization who is finding environmentally sound ways to increase energy independence?
As the head of the National Governor's Association's Natural Resources Committee.. she is leading the fight for cleaner drinking water, ( click here for the webpage ), to save the endangered species ( click here ), and environmentally responsible energy independence ( click here ) among other environmetally saving policies.
As for the animals: she introduced a bill to the Alaska legislature (House Bill 256 and Senate Bill 176,). The bill, clarifies and simplifies the language of what is known as the “intensive management” law (AS 16.05.255 (e-g)), which requires the Alaska Board of Game to adopt regulations to restore populations of moose, caribou and deer in parts of the state where they have been depleted over time.
The arial hunting issue is actually an issue for people who are not affected by it, and not by the people who benefit most... and is not a Gov .Palin initiative. Alaska's preditor control program is mandated by the Alaskan Legislature and not the governor's office. It is regulated by the independent Alaska Board of Game, and is implimented by world renowned scientists at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Wolf "hunting" is not hunting at all... it is predator control. Before another tangent is started by anyone on here: The moose, caribou, and other such creatures that the wolves and bears prey on are also food for the local human population. When the predators (such as wolves) bring the level of the game down to where they are insufficient to allow the humans to feed their families, then something has got to be done.
Jennifer, by your own admission, it was only permitted in certain parts of the state. It was done to help bring the amount of game back to acceptable levels.
Yes, Gov. Palin does appoint people to the Alaskan Board of Game... however, it is akin to President Bush appointing someone tot he Supreme Court.. just because he says so, does not make it a fact the legislature must approve the appointees... so, if she appointed someone who was not worthy.. then the legislature should have voted him/her out.
Very simply, the facts you found are not ALL of the facts, and the video you present was made by an organization who makes its money by scaring the population into thinking the animals will be all dead if they do not stop it from happening. It is no different than the conservative groups saying that the country will corrode into chaos, lawlessness and anarchistic immorality if we do not cancel Roe V Wade immediately.
Very simply, the facts of the matter are that the State of Alaska has been widely recognized for their excellence and effectiveness in fish and game management... and a large part of that is Gov. Palin.
I do not believe she is the second coming for the Republican Party; however, I am willing to give the woman her due.
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