Tuesday, August 12, 2014

On Environment, And WMC, A Comment Deserves Its Own Posting

When a comment hits a home run, the author/batter gets shoved up and out of the dugout for a curtain call, so let me do just that by posting as a guest post a comment on an item I'd written earlier today about an attack on environmentalists by Eric Bott, the group's energy and environment director.

Take a bow, Betsey: you nailed it.

The only thing I am going to do with her text is italicize the graph that jumped off the page.  
Betsey said...
"So what is the philosophy of modern greens?" muses Bott.
We know Bott and WMC don't give a hoot about the environment, natural resources, wildlife or us. So why bother writing an opinion speculating as to what 'we' want? Just ask! We'll be happy to tell you.
James, please turn your finely written blog post into a response opinion, but please begin it with: 
'Environmentalists' are not a special interest group, unless you WMC-bots really don't want clean air to breathe, clean water to drink and play in, personal health for yourself and your family, a balance of flora and fauna to enjoy (in your case, perhaps to shoot), a safe and clean energy source, and healthy food to eat.
You WMCers don't want a Walmart, or a big smokey factory, or a freeway running through your backyards, any more than we do, which makes you a NIMBY. We're NIMBYs, too--it's just that our care and concern in our backyards extends over the fence into your backyard, and your neighbors' backyards as well.
Why do you have yard-size envy? Why do you locate your developments and industry and polluting processes always, always, always next to someone else's home and never next to yours? If you had to live next to it, or downstream from it, you'd become an environmentalist too.

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