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  •  Ahem (3+ / 0-)
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    Nulwee, Fiona West, Tyto Alba

    I take issue with your fantastic statement:

    Middle class environmentalists had hardly any care for the impact of ANWR drilling on the Gwich'in  people, only for a "middle class" construction of recreation-museum wilderness that is not in keeping with 10,000 years of American history.

    As a "middle-class" environmentalist that supports protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's (not "ANWAARRR") coastal plain as wilderness, I have visited the Gwich'in  people in Arctic Village, hiked and rafted the Arctic Refuge and talked to both supportors and opponents of drilling in Kaktovik, the Inuit village on the coastal plain.

    Wilderness protection allows continued subsistence hunting and fishing by both the Gwich'in  people and the Inuit in the Arctic Refuge, just as they have been doing it for the last 10,000 years. Try doing that in the industrial wasteland that is Prudhoe Bay.

    A little less broad brush generalization is in order here.  


    That's Countdown for the 2,082nd day since Mission Accomplished. You thought that would change? Are the troops home yet? Keith Olbermann January 20, 2009

    by Ed in Montana on Thu Oct 14, 2010 at 05:13:54 AM PDT

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