Let me explain. Several years ago, I reported for Field & Stream and other publications on energy leasing and the conflicts that the massive scale of energy extraction would have on big game herds across the West. Well, that conflict has been upon us for years now. Recent reports from the drilling area around Pinedale, Wyoming (Upper Green River) show the once grand mule deer herd is down, not just by the 46 percent reported last year, but by 60 percent. As former U.S. Bureau of Land Management biologist Steve Belinda, who now works on energy issues for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and others, said recently, "I try to imagine if we had presented the energy development plans for that area in, say, 2003, and just said, 'here's how we are going to do it, and we'll be giving up at least 60 percent of the big game resource here to accomplish it.' We'd have been run out of town on a rail. But it was perfectly clear, back then, that you could not develop the energy resource in the way it was planned and not lose the deer herd. Maybe some people did not want to admit it, or did not care, but it was perfectly clear."