Greens beamed and GOP leaders bristled last week after language paving the way for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and on the Outer Continental Shelf was stricken from the House budget reconciliation bill. But many Democrats and enviros are now sounding the alarm over another provision in the bill, one that's stirred up far less of a public ruckus but is "every bit as bad as drilling in the Arctic," said Dusty Horwitt, senior policy analyst for the Environmental Working Group. Things could get prickly for cacti in Joshua Tree National Park if Pombo has his way. …
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