The arrogance of the environmentalists
Mr. Cuthbert is speaking from his government held employement, a government that continues to stone-wall treaties for all First Nations, Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island and British Columbia Canada. Where the BC government is telling the First Nations that the government will "give" land to the First Nations...land that is not BC's to give in the first place then charge the First Nations for doing so....and after the resources have been removed and sold off to the highest bidder. Come come Mr. Cuthbert, oh and you have something on your chin.
The arrogance of the environmentalistsIain Cuthbert, Special to the SunPublished: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Randy Shore's excellent article on Clayoquot Sound describes yet another example of the inability of environmentalists to learn and adapt to change, which is why it is widely held that this tired movement is doomed to extinction.
During the 1990s "war in the woods," environmentalists along with first nations blocked forestry operations and achieved a moratorium on logging in areas of Clayoquot Sound, forcing industry to work with scientists and communities to develop ecologically and socially acceptable harvesting practices.
At that time a junior biologist and amateur journalist who contributed to Witness to Wilderness: the Clayoquot Sound Anthology, I did what I could to support those changes.