(en) The War Against the Greens

Robert Cherwink (rc@vom.com)
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 19:46:05 -0800


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The "Wise Use Movement" is the euphemistic name for an overzealous,=20 well-financed, anti-environmental movement that arose out of the Reagan=20 era. This coalition of business interests and archconservatives views=20 environmentalism as a major threat to America...

The War Against the Greens =20 http://www.sierraclub.org/books/459.html

Sierra Club Books Protect America's Environment: For Our Families, For Our Future

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The War Against the Greens =20

The War Against the Greens The "Wise-Use" Movement, the New Right and=20 Anti-Environmental Violence=20 by David Helvarg $25 cloth ISBN 0-87156-459-9 (1994)=20

The "Wise Use Movement" is the euphemistic name for an overzealous,=20 well-financed, anti-environmental movement that arose out of the Reagan=20 era. This coalition of business interests and archconservatives views=20 environmentalism as a major threat to America. The stated goals of the=20 "Wise Use Movement" are to facilitate extensive use of natural=20 resources--timber, oil, gas, rangeland--and to eliminate the National=20 Park Service, but a significant off-shoot of the movement has been the=20 reign of terror that has descended upon the ecological activists it=20 opposes.=20

The War Against the Greens details the roots of this movement in the=20 Reagan years; its rise to prominence--and covert support from key=20 administration figures--during the Bush years; its major funding=20 sources; and its ties to multinational corporations, major media=20 personalities, right-wing fringe groups, and western politicians. In=20 hard-hitting prose, enlivened by a keen reportorial eye, David Helvarg=20 documents the growing use of violence--arson, bombing, rape, assault,=20 attempted murder, intimidation--against grassroots environmentalists, as=20 well as the failure of the law-enforcement community, especially the=20 FBI, to address the problem adequately.=20

The War Against the Greens is a sobering reminder of just how high the=20 stakes can be in the effort to conserve our environment.=20

Sierra Club, 85 Second St., Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105-3441,=20 USA. Telephone (415) 977-5500 (voice), (415) 977-5799 (FAX). Sierra Club =AE is a registered trademark of the Sierra Club. e-mail to: webmaster@sierraclub.org.=20

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