Fletcher distorts the facts

Re: Questioning U.S. ‘environmentalists’, B.C. Views, Jan. 26.

Dear editor:

Re: Questioning U.S. ‘environmentalists’, B.C. Views, Jan. 26.

The article written by Tom Fletcher, in regards to the environmental movement, is so full of distortions, misinformation and misrepresentations that I hardly know where to start.

Perhaps the headline of the story points to its inherent bias, in that the single quotation marks surrounding the word ‘environmentalist’ obviously imply the contempt with which the author holds those of the ‘green’ movement.

When one begins from this premise, it is certain that very little of value, in furthering the debate, will follow.

It is unfortunate Fletcher continues to use discredited sources for his stories, but then how else to get the desired conclusion?

His use of the”research” to validate the facts about foreign contributions to various environmental advocacy groups, may or may not contain some element of truth, though I think wildly exaggerated.

Unfortunately her position as a former director of corporate development and public relations for the largest foreign-owned fish farm corporation in the world, Nutreco, does not fill me with confidence about her concern for my environment.

It is so important we all look with a critical eye at the true cost of these massive intrusions into our backyards.

J. LeGrow

Nanaimo