faster_than_you Posted July 7, 2008 Share Posted July 7, 2008 From Jan. 11, 2003 Seattle Times: Manning said his friendship with Spring ended over the summer. "Ira and I were friends for nearly half a century, but not anymore," he said. "He's gone his own way. He's now a trail promoter, not an environmentalist." Manning's comment poorly represent enviros. A "trail promoter" doesn't mean that someone is not an environmentalist. Claiming the title of "environmentalist" while casting aside everyone else who feels and believes differently about access and the environment is short sided and counterproductive. I don't buy the argument that reopening the road (even if they have to rebuild it up on the hillside) will REALLY destroy or adversely affect the valley, river, trees, habitat, etc permanently. They built the road before and things OBVIOUSLY turned out fine with regard to habitat, vegetation, and wildlife. SO I'm pretty darn sure that it can be done again. And in 30-50-100 years, everyone will be thankful that they had the access... except for maybe a few exclusionary "enviros" like johndavidjr and Manning. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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