When I lived in Upper MI we had a hog farm release a bunch of Russian boars being raised for the high fence business. They never took off and within a few years were gone.
Mid MI also had the same sort of releases and they did become established, but the numbers are not huge and are not growing...
My family's property I grew up hunting in northern lower MI had a gas pipeline running through the. Middle of our 620 acres. Didnt bother us at all. In fact the deer liked to feed on the clover that grew along its path.
I hope the project goes through. The Obama administration was wrong to hault the project without any sort of environmental review.
FWIW ai believe the state of Alaska still has the right to veto the project even if the EPA and Corps signs off on it.
The reservations in the west are significantly different than those in Wisconsin or Upper MI. I know this because that's where I am from.
For starters natives in Upper MI actually have seasons and bag limits. The Crow has neither.
First off there were multiple people in Herrara's party that poached elk and didnt utilize all the meat. Then there is the fact that I worked on the Crow Reservation for some time and heard the stories and seen with my own eyes the waste of game. It's not just one guy and not by a long shot...
I stopped reading the link when it said coal and nuclear plants are difficult to ramp up and down. This is non sense. Coal plants ramp up and down daily and it doesnt take very long. 1mw a minute for an older plant. Newer plants are even faster.
Ben, two years ago I worked as a power gen supervisor for a Wisconsin based company. As such I had access to the pricing the power traders where actually buying and selling at. I never seen wind as cheap as coal. Natural gas was frequently cheaper than coal, but not consistently so.