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  •  Wetlands mitigation banking lets people who (7+ / 0-)

    have wetlands and no interesting doing anything with them to sell the development rights so somebody can destroy wetlands somewhere else. It is a program that generates lots of work for environmental engineers to develop plans for destroying wetlands with sensitivity. State environmental resource agencies have NO expertise in preservation or restoration of wetland communities. Like the EPA, which issues permits to pollute, the natural resource people issue permits to be supervised by compliance officers. The culture of obedience aims for compliance-- the effect on the environment is secondary.
    What we need to change is the premise that Mother Nature exists for man to exploit and that property rights are supreme.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 02:23:47 PM PDT

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