wildlife exploitation

time.com
Republicans Plan to Roll Back Parts of the Endangered Species Act
Some Republicans say it hinders logging and drilling

In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government’s most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities.

Over the past eight years, GOP lawmakers sponsored dozens of measures aimed at curtailing the landmark law or putting species such as gray wolves and sage grouse out of its reach. Almost all were blocked by Democrats and the White House or lawsuits from environmentalists.

Now, with the ascension of President-elect Donald Trump, Republicans see an opportunity to advance broad changes to a law they contend has been exploited by wildlife advocates to block economic development.

“It has never been used for the rehabilitation of species. It’s been used for control of the land,” said House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop. “We’ve missed the entire purpose of the Endangered Species Act. It has been hijacked.”

Emphasis mine because it’s not like those endangered species need viable, untouched habitats or anything…. oh wait. 

After playing the Son of Crawmerax DLC as Krieg, I think I finally understood what his story is. His name really is Erik Franks, the one Dr. Samuels was forced to do slag experiments on. After the events heard in that ECHO in the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, she took pity on him due to the similarity of their stories (she was forced to work for Jack to see her wife again, and he was taken away from his husband), but she was caught in the act and became a cavy herself. Dr. Samuels helped Krieg escape, but didn’t manage to follow him, that’s because the “sane inner voice” of him keeps referring to a mysterious “she” that might “still be out there”. Somehow, after the events of the game, Dr. Samuels broke out of prison (probably after becoming insane herself) and helped Krieg with that doctor that wanted to kill him (remember the ECHO at the end of that quest? “SALUTATIONS PSYCHOMAN, I’M SORRY AS A SLICE WOUND SINCERELY SAMMY”. Where Sammy is the nickname Jack gave her). I’m proud of myself.

The Wildlife Exploitation Preserve

Jay gathered all the equipment he had, his guns and shock stick in his digipack, and his large bowie saw knife strapped to his lower back. He headed off after making sure Della would be safe at the house on her own, letter her know to ECHO anyone if she needs to. He fast traveled to Outlook and set up a Technical. Now he waited for Birdy to meet up with him.

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