Interesting article on protection for Mayflies vs. Polar Bears:
"Such moxie cracks me up. We poor slobs down here in “the South” send or leave more federal dollars per capita to our fellow Americans in Alaska than to the citizens of any other state. And yet when we say that we’d like to protect an increasingly rare and pressured apex species — an animal that has bearing as a species on all Americans’ lives — the Guv gets pissy about anything that might dent the state’s Alaska-for-Alaska energy policy."
-via True/Slant (Scott Bowen)