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Quote of the Day - Life is a zoo in a jungle. - Peter De Vries
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From Zoos to Rivers, We Cover It All

Yesterday, I blogged about critical habitat. Here's part two of something that's not really a series. I just had to say that so you'd think you were almost reading a newspaper.

Today, Interior Secretary Gale Norton signed a critical habitat designation for the Colorado River. About 8,100 acres and six endangered species.

The designation also covers 21 species that are not endangered. You can find out about the plan, and see what the Associated Press said, too.

The interesting aspect of the plan is what it doesn't do. The government plans to replant the riparian habitat that is no longer underwater, but doesn't have any provisions on how they're going to replace the missing water. That water, not surprisingly, is guaranteed to water my lawn here in California, as well as others in Arizona and Nevada.

Here's the AP's quote from the environmental group that isn't too happy about the proposal: "Rather than creating a viable habitat for these species, it will just add more animals and plants to a damaged environment, said Jennifer Pitt, a scientist with Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. 'It is sort of like a zoo approach rather than a river-based approach,'" Pitt said.

A $620 million zoo, if they're right. That's how much this little fiasco is slated to cost. Anybody out there got a hammer?

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