EnviGeoChem 
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Re: “Talking Trash

The Refuge is littered in shell casings, so it is OK to drop bottles and cans all over the place? A wildlife refuge is just that; a WILDLIFE refuge, not a refugee refuge.

Also, I am usually impressed by how the Weekly gathers information to write a fair article, but this writer didn't even try to find out the other side of the story. If it sounds fishy to you that the Manager would just deny a group the ability to come in and pick up trash, its because it is a mischaractorization of what actually happened. The NMDs people want a permit that allows them to put bottles and cans out in the desert. This is not allowed on a wildlife refuge. NMDs asked if it could be written into the permit that they would pick up the trash they leave behind as a way to try and obtain the permits. The Refuge DOES NOT have a problem with people picking up trash, but they CANNOT issue a permit allowing a group to bring more trash out on the refuge...no matter if they want the permit to say they will clean it all up, clean up twice as much, pay a million dollars, solve world hunger, or anything! It simply cannot be a condition to get a permit that would be illegal no matter what!

I question the motivation behind NMDs, because I feel that if they truly cared about people dehydrating in the desert, they would just go through the permitting process and actually help people. Instead, they continue dumping trash in our land to aid and abet Federal criminals. I don't want to see people dying, but at least follow proper protocol. And Weekly, get the other side of the story, because I am sure there is a lot more to it and I'd like to know!

Posted by EnviGeoChem on 12/22/2009 at 12:29 PM

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