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High Country News May 01, 1981

Blowing it: 'ecotage' in Jackson Hole

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Blowing it: 'ecotage' in Jackson Hole

Sabotage of an oil and gas exploration rig outside Jackson, Wyoming, raises questions that divide the environmental community.

Shifting credit fans agricultural fears

Rural monies are being drained out to urban industries by a banking system that is becoming more concentrated and less locally-owned as commercial banks abandon their agricultural customers in favor of new, more profitable lending enterprises.

Perspective

'Ecotage' seeks wild ends but won't make friends

No philosophical or psychological rationale speaks to the effectiveness of ecotage, Politically, what made sense for the Sixties activists is unlikely to work for wilderness advocates in the Eighties.

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