A group of living beings, residents of Alaska, require a pro-bono DC lobbyist to manipulate the political system to protect their environment. Without assistance this unique group will be ignored by the organization vested with the responsiblity of caring for them.
No, they aren’t children, seniors or the mentally ill. Those interest groups aren’t limited to Alaska. The Threatened are Pacific walruses, at risk of extinction, because the interests of oil and gas producers, and the pockets they line. Odd really, because odobenus, and their cousins pinnipeds, plus whales were, for a long time, a major source of domestic oil.
“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings” Lewis Carroll was the voice of the walrus a century ago. Who will speak for the walrus today?