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  •  How does one wage environmental "jihad"? (1+ / 0-)
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    LakeSuperior

    Just askin........

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 06:06:06 PM PDT

    •  In the art of war of conservation and (2+ / 0-)
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      JML9999, nogo postal

      environmental protection (if you care to call that "environmental jihad"), use your best lawyers, scientists, engineers, organizers and communicators.

      Always do opposition analysis.   You've got to climb inside the head of the principle officer of your opponent AND their lawyer.  

      To make a power move, you must show that your opponent's stewardship of the environment AND stewardship of their own facility is inferior to the environmental advocates vision of needed environmental or natural resources protection AND the environmental advocates vision for the opponent's facilities, plans, engineering and operations.

      You must know and understand law, regulation and how it is applied in detail.

      The most important thing to remember is that you engage in advocacy, analysis, narration and findings by fact, exposition and demonstration ( 'advocacy by proof' as a short way of saying this.    

      Advocacy by proof in matters of science and law is always at war with advocacy by conflation, picture painting and product branding campaigns.  

      If you want to be doing John Muir's work, you'd better be practicing advocacy by proof when preparing conservation plans.

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