There is a series of posts over at Scott Silver’s site (1, 2, 3,) that everyone interested in Yellowstone should read and digest. They address the upcoming sentencing of disgraced Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles, (above left, with ex NPS Director Fran Mainella, and Derrick Crandall, President of American Recreation Coalition – right.)
The power politics and good buddy network is swinging into action to keep this criminal out of jail and on our streets; working to further the causes that he espoused while in office. It’s not surprising, but it is shameful!
The cast of characters is led by the American Recreation Coalition (ARC,) and includes such sterling personalities as: Congresswoman Barbara Cubin, Former Interior Secretaries Gale Norton and Donald Hodel, and long-time motorized recreation lobbyist Bill Horn.
This is a classic situation of “scratch mine and I’ll scratch yours.” As Scott points out:
Very soon J. Steven Griles may, once again, be working in support of ARC’s core mission — that, of course, being to commercialize, privatize and motorize recreational opportunities upon all of America’s public lands.
I personally think that they should throw the book at him.