Score one for environmentalists

Posted by
DA Morgan on May 06, 2002 at 13:52

But it is too late ... the damage is done.

"The pipeline, completed late last year, and its service roads have opened the forest to the kind of damage environmental groups had predicted: Poachers travel service roads to log old-growth trees. Hunters prey on wild game and cattle graze illegally. An abandoned gold mine reopened and its workers camp along the pipeline right-of-way. Perhaps most stunning, however, to many federal employees who reviewed the project, was how Enron persuaded a U.S. agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corp., to support the pipeline, even though the agency was charged with protecting sensitive forests such as the Chiquitano."

For more on the story Click Here .

So there you have it. Environmentalists predicted things would happen. US corporate interests said it wouldn't and, duh, they were wrong.

Now will they apologize? No!
Now will they do anything to rectify the situation? No!
Now will they stop lying to the public to get what they want? No!

The more things change the more they stay the same.

A little more attention paid to ethics rather than public relations on both sides would be a good thing. Both sides lie to get their way.

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