08 Jun '11, 3pm

A Voice From (and for) the Wilderness

A Voice From (and for) the Wilderness

A Voice From (and for) the Wilderness By JOHN M. BRODER Associated Press The gray wolf, which the House voted to remove from the endangered species list. Bruce Babbitt, the former Democratic Arizona governor and Secretary of the Interior, plans to rip into the Republicans in Congress in a speech on Wednesday afternoon , saying that they have “declared war on our land, water and natural resources.” But he also chides President Obama for not having done enough to stop them. In a text of his remarks released in advance of a 1 p.m. speech, Mr. Babbitt, 73, an ardent conservationist, said he felt compelled to speak out to bring attention to the policies of the Republican majority in the House and to urge strong action to reverse them. “I am returning to the public stage today because I believe that this Congress, in its assaults on our environment, has embarked on the most radi...

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A Voice From (and for) the Wilderness

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