Friday, December 12, 2014

[biofuelwatch] Howie Wolke: So-Called Conservation Groups Betray Environmental Movement [1 Attachment]

Powerful piece by long-time nature defender, Howie Wolke, who laments the losing strategy of many foundation-funded mainstream enviro groups that have become nearly indistinguishable from industry in their advocacy for more public lands extraction.

It's one thing to turn a blind eye to, or de-prioritize, something like public lands logging, quite another to actually endorse it. These organizations may have done a lot of good over the years, but their past gains must be weighed against the harm they're doing to the movement as a whole.

It's the same equation for any energy source: if it does more harm than good, it's time to retire it.


So-Called Conservation Groups Betray Environmental Movement

- by Howie Wolke, December 11, 2014, Wilderness Watch

The Wilderness Society is not alone at working to undermine the efforts of other conservationists. In my home region, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) produced a display at a recent Montana Wilderness Association convention extolling the virtues of broad-scale national forest thinning/logging for nebulous and scientifically incorrect "forest health" reasons. They did this as other groups work to educate the public about the folly of the so-called "forest health" claims made by some in the Forest Service and industry. With friends like GYC, who needs enemies?

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