A small crack formed between environmental interests and the rest of America in 1994 when the Republican party took control of both houses of Congress. That crack is now a chasm across which we can no longer shout to make ourselves heard.
Environmental preservation groups could still build a bridge across the chasm, of course, but your article makes it clear that the agenda is to build tunnels and spider holes from which to fight the next four years.
A column from the San Diego Union-Tribune recently raised an interesting question: "Is the environmental movement still a movement, or is it now a tradition? A movement suggests change and adaptability. A tradition is something people cling to for a sense of stability, especially in time of fear."
It may be the environmental movement is now clinging to an idea out of a desire for stability, and is no longer a real movement.
St. Anthony, Idaho
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