This is the headline we've been waiting for. From a story by Blaine Harden in the Washington Post:
In West, Conservatives Emphasize the "Conserve"
The can't miss graph:
Democratic and Republican politicians from New Mexico to Montana have found common ground with hunters and anglers in opposing widespread energy development on wild public lands, halting drilling in several areas where the public felt that wildlife and scenic values trumped economic consideration. In the past year, bipartisan grass-roots opposition has also killed off a number of proposals to sell federal land and use the revenue to pay for governmental operations.
In the mood for a little good news? Read the whole darn story.