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Simpson Makes Earth Enemies List

Keeping company with some prominent national Republicans, Idaho 2nd Congressional District Rep. Mike Simpson made a dubious Top 10 list this week. Simpson was ranked No. 4 by the Los Angeles Times’ editorial board, in a year-in-review list of Congress’ Top 10 “enemies of the earth.” All 10 “enemies” are Republicans. Wrote the Times’ editorial board: “Simpson has stepped to the front lines of his party's war on Mother Nature by adding dozens of anti-environment riders to must-pass budget legislation. Among other things, Simpson aims to let mountaintop coal-mining operations continue to pollute streams, prevent the EPA from regulating coal-ash disposal, and exempt pesticide sprayers from complying with the Clean Water Act”/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you see bias in that the L.A. Times' enviro "enemies" list has only Republicans in Top 10?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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