Beyond the Bundys: The Far Right and the Future of Conservation

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
The crusaders in suits who are the real threat to public lands like the Malheur Bird Sanctuary
Now that the last of the Malheur Marauders have been taken into custody, it's a good time to examine the bigger picture. The standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is really just the extremist edge of a growing anti-conservation crusade bent on dismantling crucial environmental protections and abolishing most federal land. The crusade involves more menacing figures than the disgruntled ranchers terrorized Harney County.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with environmental writer Jimmy Tobias about the crusaders in suits—the senators, the oil lobbyists, the right-wing legislators—who are the real threat to America's public lands.

Jimmy Tobias is a contributing writer for Pacific Standard and a freelance reporter. His work has appeared in the Nation, Outside, High Country News, and others. He is a former staff reporter for the Missoula Independent, Montana’s largest newsweekly.

 

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