The Attack on Wilderness From Environmentalists

Wuerthner, George
Date Written:  2018-04-26
Publisher:  Counterpunch
Year Published:  2018
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22217

Wildlands are being lost across the globe, and some conservation groups are assisting in that loss by proposing lesser protective status.



My title may seem excessively harsh by some groups who are doing what they believe is the best way to protect public lands from industrial development. However, when you consider that we have only 2.7% of the lower 48 states in designated wilderness, while at the same time there are calls from many ecologists to increase protection to half of the Earth, then any concessions for lesser protection than Big W wilderness is unacceptable.

Increasingly we find many environmental groups, even those who profess to be advocates for wildlands, giving away wilderness protection before they have even begun any legislative or lobbying process.
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