Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who has earned every bit of his League of Conservation Voters rating over the years, has just proved again why he has maintained a zero for so long: he has just voted against setting aside 54,000 acres of the Jefferson National Forest as protected wilderness, one of the few people in captivity willing to do so. Some of the protected land is in Craig and Montgomery Counties' near pristine wilderness areas.
I'd love to hear the explanation on this one. To my knowledge, there isn't any gas up there. (By the way, Goodlatte's colleague and often his ally--especially in technology legislation--Rick Boucher voted in favor of the bill.)