About the Sierra Club being led
by Michael Brune, Accountant-in-Chief, and old-growth forest logging
apologist? And as we prepare to celebrate Earth Day, will Madison
Progressives see through his greenwash of logging ancient, sacred
wildlands for toilet paper and books?
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." - John Muir
"Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they
could, they would still be destroyed -- chased and hunted down as long
as fun or a dollar could be got..." - John Muir
"The battle we have fought, and are still fighting for the
forests is a part of the eternal conflict between right and wrong, and
we cannot expect to see the end of it." - John Muir
"By choosing to sell FSC-certified wood, The Home Depot is walking its talk." - Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
By Dr. Glen Barry, Ecological Internet
come from Earth's Newsdesk
John Muir was one of the greatest protectors of forests and nature
that ever lived. He was connected to my hometown Madison, Wisconsin,
where he attended college. He later went on to drive the creation of the
National Park system and to found the Sierra Club.
Most importantly, Muir took an uncompromising position that
old-growth forest wildernesses must be protected for their intrinsic
values. He was bold, and brash, and waged verbal and written warfare
with the likes of Gifford Pinchot, the founder of the U.S. Forest
Service, over the fate of old-growth forest wildernesses. Their battle
over the relative merits of preservation versus conservation of natural
wildlands continues to rage today as Earth's final naturally evolved
primary forests are industrially cleared and diminished.
Given Muir's absolute commitment to not logging primary forests, I am
certain he would be deeply troubled over the ascendency of old-growth
logging greenwasher extraordinaire Michael Brune as the head of the
Sierra Club. Mr. Brune is speaking today in Madison, Wisconsin, yet he
is unlikely to mention his years promoting old-growth forest logging.
Read more: http://forests.org/blog/2013/04/essay-what-would-john-muir-say.asp