Friday, March 27, 2009

'A week of decidedly good environmental news'

According to The New Republic's enviro blog (The Vine), it's been "a week of decidedly good environmental news. (Here's the post)

What's the news? First, the EPA is finally toughening up on regulating mountaintop removal mining. Second, new legislation "creates the biggest expansion of the nation's wilderness-preservation system since 1994." (By the way, the bill was
backed by 38 Senate republicans.) In all, the bill protects 2.1 million acres of wilderness including parts of the Sierras, Tetons and West Virginia's coast line.

"America gets a little more wild," said The Vine, and Pound360 is pretty happy with that.

(Image of the Tetons via Flickr by
brothergrimm)

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.