So would you also like to endorse the concept of Buffalo Commons, an idea proposed by Rutgers geographer Frank Popper for depopulating most of the Great Plains to let it go back to nature? LOL!!! I know your post was in jest about HSR in general but the buffalo reference reminded me about Popper’s idea.
I disagree much with the “buffalo commons” idea. But how about pushing legislation to make some of more the politically correct animal worshipers up here “free the buffalo?” Then we can start a more efficient breeding program and hunt ‘em, eh? Give ‘em a dose of their own medicine, seeing as how they’ve robbed some real ranchers (animal protection laws enforced against high altitude ranchers of cattle).