Monday, June 07, 2010

The Western Watersheds Project’s Assault on Family Ranchers

Another Earth Day has come and gone. Earth Day has become a holy day of obligation for America’s secular religion, the environmentalist movement. But hidden behind the facade of planting trees or discussing the virtues of “paper or plastic” is a well-financed global group of dedicated radicals who are bent on changing the way we live whether we like it or not. They are funded by a vast network of wealthy individuals, trust funds, and foundations who selectively give money to organizations they can control like puppets on a string (think George Soros). One such organization has dedicated its entire existence to the warped dream of one man who says that his ultimate goal in life is to destroy families and a way of life with absolutely no regard for the economic or human cost. Meet Jon Marvel and the Western Watersheds Project. This is an organization that bills itself, according to its mission statement, as a group dedicated “to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through public education, public policy initiatives and litigation” That last word “litigation” is the key, because in truth they are nothing more than a group of professional plaintiffs who have filed hundreds of lawsuits against the government and individuals to accomplish their goals. Between 2000 and 2009 they have filed 91 lawsuits and 31 appeals in Idaho alone and hundreds more throughout the West...more


Anonymous said...

Our way of life in the West is constantly under attack. But just listen to the rhetoric from the Obama adm which says the way of life in the Gulf must be sustained at all costs. Oysters, shrimp, tourists and white sand more important than our way of life in the West? I doubt it!
Remember this in 2010 and 2012 when these idiots come up for re-election!

Brett said...

It is particularly insidious that Marvel and his chronies call public lands ranching a form of welfare while they themselves are having their lawsuits subsidized by the government. Does that make them welfare lobbyists?

Frank DuBois said...

You both make excellent points. Thanks