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Whacking Environmentalists: A Long AK Tradition

Alaskan politicians of both parties have long complained about the “locking up” of Alaska by “radical environmentalists.” This has been going on for a long time. At least 85 years as shown by the book:

Bone, Scott C. 1925. Alaska, its past, present, future. [Juneau, Alaska?]: Issued by the Governor’s Office.

On page 9 of his book he writes,

Conservation of our national resources is necessary, of course, but it must be a rational conservation that can be translated to practical ends for the public good. Under such a policy of mistaken conservation as that applied to Alaska the country west of the Rocky Mountains would today be a waste and a wilderness and Denver, Salt Lake, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and other fine cities in the inter-mountain and coast regions would be mere frontier towns, if they existed at all.

Sounds like it could have been written yesterday.


One Response

  1. Greenpeace grew roots between the Bering and Pacific Seas protesting the blast out on Amchitka (sp?).

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