US: Trampling on people, environment, science and ethics
January 15, 2013
Environmental policies and practitioners often hurt people and values they supposedly protect.
Policy integrity. Ethical culture. Ethical investing. Environmental protection. Environmental defense. Friends of earth. Defenders of wildlife. Not just their names, but their charter, culture and policies – their very being – represent a commitment to these profound values. Or so we are supposed to believe.
The activist groups and government agencies certainly talk a good game. They’ve certainly got the “mainstream” media and a lot of legislators and regulators on their side, while many who question their claims and agendas lack the greens’ money, influence, connections and firepower – or the courage.
All that notwithstanding, these supposed “white hats” are often all hat and no cattle – or worse.