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  • Environmentalist Laments Introduction of Electricity

    08/26/2002 5:02:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 64 replies · 2,850+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 8/26/02 | Marc Morano
    (CNSNews.com) - "There is a lot of quality to be had in poverty," and the introduction of electricity is "destroying" the cultures of the world's poor, according to a U.S. environmentalist, who commented on the eve of the United Nations Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. But a pioneer of the environmental movement who left it because he viewed it as too radical, called the anti-electricity views an example of the "eco-imperialism" of the white upper-middle class who think it's "neat to have Africans with no electricity." Gar Smith, editor of the Earth Island Institute's online magazine The Edge,...