Ted Williams's Blog Archive September, 2012

Teton Dam--a floater that won't flush

My pal Alan sez:

I knew this turkey would come back. Some greedhead somewhere would find an excuse. I remember, with detail, the time I and other Idaho State U students floated the Teton River. The federal engineers had just begun their field work, blowing focused explosive devices on the canyon wall to determine porosity and all those other factors - stuff they ignored as the dam was built anyway.
www.idahostatesman.com/2012/09/11/2266827/rebuilding-teton-dam-a-possibility.html

HOUSES PASSES BILLFISH CONSERVATION ACT

Recreational anglers and ocean conservationists scored a big victory in Congress yesterday as The Billfish Conservation Act passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives, clearing the way for a vote in the Senate, where the legislation also has strong bipartisan support.

Massive Aerial Spraying Provides Dubious Safeguard against Equine Encephalitis

MASSACHUSETTS BALKS AT PROVING AERIAL SPRAY SUCCESS CLAIM

Boston — The State of Massachusetts has been unable to produce the records backing up its claim that the biggest aerial spraying of pesticides in Commonwealth history this July significantly reduced mosquito-borne disease risks, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Further, the state has no proof aerial spraying is an effective safeguard against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

Beauty and the Beak