Last time around I started discussing a relatively new frontier in environmental regulation – credits trading or “cap and trade.” It’s a relatively free market idea, at least compared to the old-fashioned “command and control.” Last time around I discussed the pilot cap and trade program: emissions trading for control of acid rain. Before moving […]Read more "A Better Way Forward 2"
What’s meant by a “cap and trade” regulatory scheme? As of a decade ago, I couldn’t have told you but I’ve become familiar with this concept and have read widely from both proponents and opponents of the concept. I’m going to try to do justice to the idea here, in a few of its most […]Read more "A Better Way Forward"
Just a quick post today on one of my favorite aspects of fishing: exploration of hard to reach waters. It may be the one subject I’m most qualified to write on and was a unifying theme of my book, The Dying Fish. My piscator friend Nigel and I went a-trouting (sorry, but when afield […]Read more "Give me the Remote"
A practical scheme for maximizing Liberty may have been the greatest of American inventions and worth remembering this Independence Day. All good things spring from Liberty, beginning with freedom of conscience and then manifesting as our choice of occupation, our many avocations and the causes we support, to enumerate just a few of […]Read more "America: Bastion of Liberty, Land of the Free"
There’s a sharp dichotomy here in Pennsylvania among anglers and this same split applies equally well to the fishers of other states. I think that I captured this difference best in my long read book, The Dying Fish, but here’s the quick read version. When I came to Pennsylvania other fishermen who discovered our shared […]Read more "FISHING ON THE WILD SIDE"
Ecology: A branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments Ecology is too complex a thing to think we know it all. And it’s too big an idea to imagine we can understand it from a book, without in situ experience. It’s all change and every organism is linked […]Read more "Ecology Beyond the Textbooks"
Once upon a time I didn’t need a reason to go fishing. It was compelling, exciting, mysterious and what I’d learned from my dad to do with free time. I just wanted to see the bobber dive and feel a heavy pulse on the line. There was joy in catching bluegills and trout and […]Read more "Why We Fish"