Pombo rides a pale horse

  I assume Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Calif., occasionally rides a horse, because he is a rancher (HCN, 10/17/05: Pombo takes on the Endangered Species Act). I know that many people have heard of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — War, Famine, Pestilence and Death. I see Pombo riding the pale horse, Death, trying to bring about his own brand of the apocalypse to the Endangered Species Act.

Critical habitat, which Pombo wants to destroy, is the heart of the Endangered Species Act. If you eliminate habitat, then you bring about extinction.

Pombo should not be allowed to bring about the end of days for the environment just so land developers, big timber and oil companies can tear into wild lands and wreak havoc on wildlife to line their pockets with money.

Bryan O’Neal
Center for Biological Diversity
Tucson, Arizona