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

 

Just Posted

No taxes paid by Neucel, Doug Bondue Arena in Port Alice closes

“Neucel owes us a million dollars and it’s pretty hard to stay status quo when you’re short a million.”

Dragonboat society requests new location for 80 square foot storage shed in McNeill

“Part of my concern for using lot B is that it could become a parking lot for them…”

Klatt a force on the field – helps Bantam A Tyee’s win provincials

David Klatt played in every game last weekend down in Nanaimo.

Port McNeill releases in-depth Beach Drive landslide report

“It’s very positive,” said the town’s Public Works Foreman Julian Allen.

Bood votes in favour of wage increase for incoming mayor

If you asked anyone “to take a 5.3 per cent pay cut, no one would take that.”

A look at B.C. wildfire smoke from space

NASA provides a timelapse of smoke covering B.C. from space

Court hearing on Humboldt Broncos fundraising to test Saskatchewan law

The money has yet to be distributed because Saskatchewan has legislation known as the Informal Public Appeals Act

Fredericton police release scene of shooting spree, but ‘damage’ remains

Residents of a Fredericton apartment complex may not be able to return home just yet

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 23 people, injures 14

The bus hit another vehicle in an area known as dead man’s curve on Tuesday

Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her ‘that dog’

Manigault Newman continues promoting her White House tell-all and releasing secret audio recordings

UPDATE: Bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy killing at least 20

Five more people are injured and in serious condition

Man plows truck into Houses of Parliament in London

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kalamalka Lake in Vernon when the incident occured

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province calls for federal aid

More fires have burned in B.C. already this year than did in all of 2017

Most Read