By Gary Bogue
Thursday, September 24th, 2009 at 6:27 am in Rubber Dodo Award.
Every year about this time, the Center for Biological Diversity throws open the nominations for the center’s Rubber Dodo Extinction Award. This award goes to the individual who has worked the hardest to send yet another stressed out species down the road to extinction during the last year.
I just received the following news release from the center. Please read it and then vote for or nominate the 2009 Rubber Dodo of your choice by clicking on the link below:
FROM THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY:
It’s time to hand out the Rubber Dodo Award to the person who’s done the most to drive imperiled species extinct in 2009.
The 2008 award went to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for taking potshots at polar bears, beluga whales, walruses, and any other endangered species that walked, crawled, or flew in her direction. The 2007 award went to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne for setting a new record in failing to protect any endangered species at all for two years.
Who’ll win the dubious honor in 2009? Help us decide by voting for one of our picks, or nominate your own favorite eco-villain.
Here are our top four candidates:
** Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy
** Michael H. Winer, portfolio manager of Third Avenue Real Estate Fund (TAREX) and leader of Tejon development
** Idaho Governor Butch Otter
** Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe
VISIT OUR RUBBER DODO WEB PAGE AND VOTE OR NOMINATE TODAY: