Thursday, October 05, 2006

The great Beauprez elk lift

Here's an interesting idea. At a debate yesterday, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bob Beauprez suggested there is an easy solution to drilling for natural gas in sensitive wildlife habitat in Colorado, such as the Roan Plateau - and it isn't developing renewable energy sources (that was his opponent, Bill Ritter's line).

Beauprez said the best solution is to use state budget money to relocate deer, elk and other animals away from drilling areas.

According to The Gazette, Ritter responded that this is not a real solution. "You can't change migration patterns just because you tell elk to go to a different place."

What about it? Can you wild animals so easily adapt to another home? (If so, maybe I could rent out my spare bedroom.)

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