Today’s consolidated and "market-directed" media will not always cover specific subjects as you do, e.g. industrial pollution, water systems, wildlife habitats, land speculation, and so forth. It’s up to independent publishers like you to investigate, gather input, bring to public attention and fairly report. Policies and activities do have effects, and reporting the good and the bad consequences doesn’t mean you are getting "too political."
The administration in Washington seems bent on privatizing, meddling with, or destroying the systems and agencies that assure at least some accountability about public assets. This makes the kinds of reporting you do all the more important. And since when does having a reporter follow the processes in Washington mean you are wild-eyed environmentalists?
How sad it is that so many people insist on shooting the messengers when they don’t agree with what they read!
Marian M. Leonard
- Meg Scherch-Peterson on Illegal bike trails and a Forest Service crackdown divide a town
- Edward Williams on When poisoning is the solution
- Jeff Zapko on Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
- Jim Brandau on When poisoning is the solution
- Michael Weeks on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans