Skip to comments.Loggers targeting 'terrorism'
Posted on 08/28/2004 9:43:05 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
MISSOULA - The vice president of the Montana Farm Bureau appealed to loggers and sawmill owners Thursday not to be intimidated by "endangered species terrorism."
"Al-Qaida only had to fly airplanes into buildings once," John Youngberg told the annual meeting of the Montana Wood Products Association.
"After that, they only have to anonymously threaten to do so to put the United States on high alert.
"Likewise, environmental activists only had to have one success - the spotted owl - to put industry into a tailspin."
So great was the upheaval caused by protection of the northern spotted owl - sawmills closed, jobs lost, communities on the skids - that the timber industry now will do almost anything to prevent other endangered-species listings, Youngberg said.
Farmers and ranchers are no different; they've spent millions of dollars trying to ward off the listing of prairie dogs and sage grouse, he said.
The result: Environmental groups now only need to ask the federal government to protect a species "and industry starts doing everything it can to prevent it," Youngberg said. "Many times, we impose regulations on ourselves that are nearly as onerous as the listing itself."
FF, you may want to post this.
Funny how those who would protect an owl, would just as quickly violently slaughter a living human baby in the womb with saline and suction, ignoring the screams of agony.
It IS truly an evil world we live in.
Our government is so corrupted with individuals who use the envirowakos to advance their cause, sustainable development, that I don't think you by yourself will have much luck.
Bush just appointed an attorney lobbyist for sustainable development to manage "environmental quality" via a soviet style council in the United States. He is fully on board the Joahannesberg Summit on Sustainable Development, and is also a lobbyist. I guess that makes him supremely qualified to lead free people in a just and moral way in terms of their private property rights, doncha know.
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