California Rep. Richard Pombo weighs in on mouse debate in Colorado? Further evidence that this isn't really about a mouse at all, but rather the business interests at stake in protecting crucial habitats. And Pombo's appearance is an election-year bid to reassure property-rights advocates that he will be steadfast in his support for a bill de-clawing the Endangered Species Act. Have I mentioned yet that the 3-inch Preble's meadow jumping mouse can jump 18 inches high? Boing!
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