FW: Re: NANFA-- preserving greenspace..It's not too bad yet.

Jay DeLong (thirdwind_at_att.net)
Fri, 6 Sep 2002 19:45:05 -0700

>Banding together to pool resources and save wildlands is an
>idea that seems foreign to most environmentalist extremists and that is
>what sticks in my craw. It seems they would rather have the government go
>in and take the land or forbid people from developing the land afte they
>have paid their hard earned dollars for it. Like Moon says, teach your
>kids conservation (not environmentalism), put your money where your mouth
>is, and act. One person may not make a difference, but the actions of one
>person can set an example, or precedence if you will, that may spearhead
>an effort. Until we put our money where our mouth is though, all this
>discussion is mere drivel.
>(flame shields up and no grins)

Put your shields down and help bring this on topic for people like me.
Where did this viewpoint and definition of "environmentalism vs
conservation" come from? And what does it have to do with the reality of
species extinctions and crucial habitat destruction happening RIGHT NOW, and
the science and review process behind ESA listings. Who are these
"environmentalist extremists" and what do they have to do with NANFA, fish
extinctions, and the people on this list?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
Home of a new Walmart, lucky me...there goes the neighborhood.
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