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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Department Of The Interior
The Interior Department will finalize a rule Monday that would grant permits to let wind farms kill eagles for up to 30 years, six times longer than current permits allow.
U.S. helicopters descended upon Guam on Sunday with cargo meant to kill, although this $8 million mission was unlike most others — 2,000 mice on cardboard parachutes were released into the forest surrounding Andersen Air Force Base as bait for brown tree snakes.
A group of federal officials skipped chilly Washington this month for a taxpayer-funded trip to the Virgin Islands in the name of protecting the world's coral reef.
SOLUTION MAKERS: A top Texas official says it's time to improve the science that determines which animals get listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, calling on Congress to create a $50 million fund for independent research that also would factor in the economic damage to communities when a species is designated for protection.
Regulations to implement legislation passed during the William Howard Taft administration are just now getting around to being implemented, some 103 years later. Taft signed the Buy Indian Act into law on June 25, 1910, to give an economic boost to American Indian populations on reservations.
Environmental Protection Agency officials received an earful at Wednesday's listening-tour stop in Denver as most speakers urged the agency to stop what they described as the Obama administration's war on the coal industry.
As he describes it, Ray Halbritter is simply on a crusade of conscience by spearheading the effort to expunge the "Redskins" name from the National Football League.
For many, the most visible sign that the 16-day government shutdown was over wasn't federal workers back on the job or barriers being removed from national memorials — it was the return of the "Panda Cam."
The National Park Service director told Congress on Wednesday that he had to shut down the open-air memorials on the Mall during the government shutdown because of terrorism, saying that closing them was the only way to protect them "in a post-9/11 world."
Seeking to blunt the worst of the government shutdown, the Obama administration agreed late last week to reopen national park sites in five states after governors said they would pony up millions of dollars to pay the workers needed to run them.
Utah has agreed to pay the federal government $1.7 million to open up eight national parks during the government shutdown, and the National Park Service officials said they would consider similar agreements with other states — but were apparently "dragging their feet" with Arizona.
Arizona and the federal Interior Department agreed Friday to reopen Grand Canyon National Park for at least a week, with the state ponying up $651,000 to fund the National Park Service's operations in the midst of the government shutdown.
Alaska lawmakers accused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of violating federal law by shutting down hunting on its lands during the government shutdown, saying a 1980 law guarantees state residents must have access to the land.
The latest example of misguided government spending smells a little funny — and it might not be just because of the cost to taxpayers.
The thousands of public employees who've just been placed on furlough aren't shedding too many tears over the government shutdown. From Washington, D.C., to New York City, they're taking to the bars and drinking establishments, toasting their time off with beers and mixed drinks.