Nature Noted

Notes on a changing Nature

Location: Bellville, Texas, United States

I never would have predicted this one

Saturday, February 26, 2005

The Washington Post Catches Up

I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but yesterday Nature Noted had a visitor from the Washington Post. And this morning
this article Charities Fight for Easement Donors/ Preservation Groups Target Legislators in Move to Save Tax Breaks appears. (Thanks for the tip to a sharp eyed reader) The Post outlines the LTA plan to fight the conservation easement, but somehow makes it seem a little more sordid, with emphasis on Republican lobbyists and targeting childhood friends of legislators. But, it's accurate and references all the source material. The article is by Joe Stephens, who has been writing or co-writing many of the articles investigating the abuses of conservation easements. Curiously, he didn't quote anyone from LTA about the strategy, just basically reposted from the source material much of what you've previously read here. Hey Joe, if you got that stuff from Nature Noted, how about a little credit next time?
Either way, it's off the blogs and listservs, and now into the Mainstream Media. I'll be curious to see where it goes from there.


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