The Los Angeles Times reports on ties between a major political money contributor and a powerful politican, leading to the near miraculous removal of a number of obstacles to development of a huge tract of land, soon to house as many as 200,000 people. The words "pristine wilderness" appear nowehere, maybe because the politican in question is a Democrat, none other than Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
One of the obstacles is a sacred cow item for enviros: habitat for an endangered species. Other obstacles are slightly more mundane, but all of them have disappeared. Read the story by Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper to see how selective outrage works.
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