A Wilderness of Lawsuits

Environmentalists are going to court to stop Secretary Watt

No doubt about it, Dick Davenport is plenty steamed. Husband of Congresswoman Lacey Davenport in Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip, he discovered last week that U.S. Secretary of the Interior James Watt plans to open Davenport's beloved Matagorda Island Wildlife Refuge in Texas to developers. "Watt can't do that!" fumes the courtly Davenport, his straw boater slightly askew. "It's outrageous and unconscionable!" So furious is he that, "as secretary of the Maryland Audubon Society, I'm seriously thinking of demanding Watt's resignation in our next...

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