Friday, March 25, 2005

Sen. Burr: No Right to Life for Waterfowl

The Sierra Club is pressuring Sen. Dick Burr (and Liddy Dole too) to get involved in trying to head off a planned Navy airstrip in close proximity to a wildlife refuge in eastern N.C. that hosts 100,000 migratory waterfowl each winter and "poses a severe risk of birds striking aircraft about half the year." The case is being litigated, and U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle issued a decision last month stopping (temporarily at least) the Navy from proceeding.

Sen. Burr piously said through his spokesman, "As long as this is in the court, the senator does not believe that congress should intervene."

Unless, of course, it's a "right-to-life" issue, since Sen. Burr seems not to have had a problem with the Senate's interfering with Florida state courts in the Terri Schiavo case. Is that because Burr is more afraid of Terry Randall than he is of a bunch of waterfowl huggers?

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