The War Against the Greens: The "Wise-Use" Movement, the New Right, and Anti-Environmental Violence

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Sierra Club Books, 1994 - Nature - 502 pages
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A Shadowy backlash against environmentalists has begun to emerge in America, the most visible element of which calls itself the "Wise Use" movement. Among its stated goals are the unregulated use of timber, oil, gas, minerals, and range land, and the abolition of all environmental laws and agencies. In this first in depth investigation of the "Wise Use" backlash, author David Helvarg visits rallies, conferences, and confrontations that are the fronts in its war against the greens. Helvarg shows the dimensions of this struggle as it is being waged in the courts; in the media, through popular mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh and sympathetic coverage in influential newspapers such as the New York Times; in the heretical claims of the movement's "counterscience"; and in the growing number of physical confrontations and threats used against environmental activists. Helvarg also documents the failure of the FBI to prevent such violence.

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THE WAR AGAINST THE GREENS: The 'Wise Use' Movement, the New Right, and Anti-Environmental Violence

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A carefully researched account of the antienvironmentalist ``Wise Use'' Movement, which has launched a ``holy war against the new pagans who worship trees and sacrifice people.'' Helvarg, an ... Read full review

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ONE Inside the Beltway
two Masters and Possessors of Nature
EIGHT Roadkill an Activist

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David Helvarg lives in Washington, D.C.

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