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Time and again, President Biden and his administration have ignored the will of rural America to impose their misguided environmental agenda on our communities. The latest egregious example is their planned introduction of grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem against the wishes of central Washingtonians.
The Biden administration’s proposal is not new, and neither is the opposition from local communities. Previous administrations have proposed the same and quickly backtracked when realizing that the science, history and communities all pointed to one clear conclusion: introducing bears into this ecosystem would be disastrous for one and all.
The difference this time is that the administration seems set on forcing the bears on communities across Washington against the will of those who live there despite all evidence pointing this to being the wrong decision for everyone involved.
A grizzly bear living at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana. (Trevor Hughes/USA Today Network)
Let’s be clear, the introduction of these 800-pound apex predators to Washington state is a threat to the safety of our communities. These bears are over 20 times more dangerous than black bears and have a bite force capable of