Get everyone off the Endangered Species at once!

I have been noticing a pattern whenever I look up to see what Congress-critter of Doc Hastings is advocating and advancing.  I suppose some of this is justifiable, and even goes with the job description of what he heads up in Congress — ie: someone actually interested in conservation will be balancing sea lions with salmon.  But it’s still kind of funny.

Doc Hastings Item: House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings says killing sea lions is sometimes the only option for managers trying to protect salmon and steelhead at Bonneville Dam.

Doc Hastings Item:  Some members of Congress say there are too many gray wolves in the United States. […]
In the House, the bill has been referred to the Natural Resources Committee, headed by Washington state Republican Rep. Doc Hastings. Although he’s not a co-sponsor of the legislation, Hastings backs the idea.

Doc Hastings Item:  The Barbi twins have been champions of the wild horse cause — in July, they targeted Rep. Doc Hastings, (R-Wash.) for his opposition to the “Restore Our American Mustangs Act,” 
which would” go spend $700 million for homes and welfare for wild horses,” said Ranking Member Doc Hastings.
(Still has “wefare”?)

Doc Hastings Item:  Upton Sinclair once said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” […]
Hastings says that the national ocean policy is “an irrational zoning process” that “will harm the economy and cost jobs.” It will, he claims, “place ‘off-limits’ signs on huge portions of our oceans and coasts, seriously curtailing… all types of energy development.” To date the largest marine protected area ‘off-limits’ to extractive uses is in the remote Northwest Hawaiian Islands and was created by an executive order issued under President George W. Bush in 2006.

Well, the sooner the horses, gray wolves, sea lions, and whatever else is in the ocean die out, the sooner they can be drilled.

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