Opinion: Regulation is Not a Dirty Word

August 20, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Imagine standing 40 yards across a river from a good-sized Alaskan grizzly bear emerging out of willow scrub. There is no tree to climb. We regard each other, yet both of us go about our business. The grizzly is fishing for spawning sockeye salmon. I am trying to raise a meaty rainbow trout or a Dolly Varden on a fly resembling a salmon egg.”

In the Christian Science Monitor, Walter Rodgers writes about the importance of environmental regulation in preserving wilderness, noting that despite important arguments for a case-by-case review, without rules we can be almost sure that bears and other wildlife would be gone from the picture.