Interior Secretary Gale Norton resigned Friday after five years of guiding the Bush administration's initiative to open government lands in the West to more oil and gas drilling, logging, grazing and commercial recreation.
Finally good riddance to bad rubbish finally means something. One thing that Gale Norton never did was rid this country of bad rubbish.
But many thanks are due to Gale:
Thanks for supporting deforestation for the lumber companies.
Thanks for allowing strip mining and blowing off the tops of mountains to increase coal profits and create toxic sludge which caused the deaths of innocent people.
Thanks for relaxing pollution standards for chemical companies.
Thanks for stripping federal protections of hundreds of protected animal species.
Thanks for supporting oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge.
Thanks for placing industrial cronies in key positions on your staff.
Thanks for the increase of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park.
Thanks for opening public lands to oil and gas mining.