I haven’t read the other parts of the Cheney series in the WaPo–at this point I know enough to have an informed opinion. But when I read this, it was like a fart up my nose.
The Klamath case is one of many in which the vice president took on a decisive role to undercut long-standing environmental regulations for the benefit of business.
If you keep reading, you see that
Last summer, the federal government declared a “commercial fishery failure” on the West Coast after several years of poor chinook returns virtually shut down the industry, opening the way for Congress to approve more than $60 million in disaster aid to help fishermen recover their losses.
This whole idea that Republicans are pro-business is retarded. They are pro certain industries, mainly extraction and defense. If you fall into a less preferred industry, forget it.