I’m a petty and vindictive person, so if I were the boss of Interior and Westlands had thrown a big fit in my office last week, I’d be quietly telling Fish and Wildlife to look around for species that need listing on the west side of the San Joaquin. (Then, that species would be the reason that we can’t put large solar projects in the region and all my efforts would backfire, as revenge and escalation inevitably do.) Anyway, that’s why I was amazed when I saw that the California Tiger Salamander was listed today. Did the boss of Interior read my mind?! But then it wasn’t a federal listing, it was a state listing. And the range map isn’t precise enough to tell me whether it would be an irritant to Westlands. In a boring turn of events, it looks like the listing was unrelated and Sec. Salazar is negotiating in good faith from the Interim Something Or Other Plan. Boooo! Booooo!
Picture ripped off from here. They’re pretty cute, with those yellow dots.
Sensitive souls should not look below the fold. They will be SHOCKED!
And I’d demand fellatio before I let them back into the room at BDCP. But that’s just me.