Although the eastern cougar has been on the endangered species list
since 1973, its existence has long been questioned. The U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (Service) conducted a formal review of the available
information and, in a report issued today, concludes the eastern cougar is
extinct and recommends the subspecies be removed from the endangered
Yesterday, 236 House Republicans joined 13 Democrats to vote down a motion to end taxpayer-funded subsidies for Big Oil, which would have saved the American people tens of billions of dollars over the next decade.
February 28th, 2011
By Don Foster, Special to the BDN
Posted Feb. 25, 2011, at 3:10 p.m.