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Re: let's build a unified movement, not fight each other
We are about to enter the "flame zone" because I sincerely believe that
those who believe as you do are in fact part of the problem. There are
just too many people who work for the government, whether state,
federal, or local, who try to make an honest difference and who try to
do their jobs as best possible. The continued denigration of them does
nothing to protect the environment, and has the added impact of
convincing the very best to leave their jobs.
The only way to prove it is for you to come meet them. You can right
over to Raleigh, North Carolina, or I'll meet you in DC. You can visit
the air dispersion modelers and tell them they don't know what they are
doing and that they are just tools of industry. You can walk right up
to guys who spend years figuring out watershed protection programs and
tell them their work is worthless. You can go to talk to folks in the
USEPA research labs and tell them you don't care if they've come up
with a new way to measure picograms of carcinogenic metals. You can go
visit somebody in US Fish and Wildlife, and trust me, I know just the
person, and you can tell her that all the time she spent going toe to
toe with generals and Jesse Helms over endangered species protection in
Ft. Bragg was meaningless.
What I find so sad about all this is that you are playing right into
the conservatives hand of cutting government budgets for all those
programs that have a real impact. So next time a parks bill cuts
junked, or they cut the manpower budgets of the enforcement officers,
you go tell those nice Republican senators how glad you are because
those people are so worthless. And industry, god's they must LOVE YOU.
It is impossible for people not be subjective when somebody is calling
them names. So if a facility gets a permit under less stringent review
because all you did was call the compliance engineer a bunch of names,
look to thyself.
I am ready to start visiting offices when you are . . .
> From: Protect All Children's Environment <email@example.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: let's build a unified movement, not fight each other
> Date: 26 July 1997 02:19
> Sorry but I must say that anyone who has held a crying mother who has
> child: dying of cancer; born with birth defects; miscarried...who has
> watched as families have fallen apart due to the pressures of
> polluters for years on end...or who has been forced to accommodate an
> impaired and shortened life due to toxic exposure...knows who the
> is. They know there are precious few bureaucrats that care about
> but their jobs. This is not to say there is not the rare Sanjorn or
> Kaufman hero that have dedicated their lives to assisting poisoned
> But let there be no mistake the EPA, state regulatory agencies, state
> pesticide boards, et.al. are the enemies of the people.