You know, the sad thing is that the Western Pacific gray whale reached this state on Clinton's watch. The most environment-friendly president in a generation, and still, he let this happen. Having ever expected the oil companies to participate in science that would, if done properly, have almost certainly indicated that no drilling should ever be done off Sakhalin Island was official idiocy on a high scale; expecting the oil companies to fund the research meant that it would be handicapped from the beginning. And now, of course, we have George II Fraudulency, aka the "Let oil companies drill off Florida's shoreline and in the Alaskan wildlife preserve while we back away from major international environmental agreements" president.
Those whales are toast. And clearly, once people discovered that they weren't extinct and where they lived, they always were. It was just a matter of time.
12/19/2001: vive la france
12/19/2001: princess, redux
12/19/2001: yemen and rumsfeld
12/18/2001: you're NOT in the army now
12/18/2001: interesting donation
12/18/2001: shame on winn dixie, indeed
12/18/2001: saudi princess
12/17/2001: new resolve
12/17/2001: a victim of the attack ... yeah, right
12/17/2001: polluters ho!