The Environmental Mafia: The Enemy Is Us
Richard O'LearyISBN: 0875861598;
Richard O'Leary questions the validity of some (or much) of the agenda of the environmental movement in the U.S., and documents his case with detailed examples of the enormous dangers created by uncontrolled bureaucratic Kafka-esque regulators operatingin the name of the higher good. Such regulations and actions sometimes have effects opposite to what was intended, serving neither the environment nor society. As more and more of suburban America is discovering, re-introduced or protected species (bears, deer, geese, etc.) that outstrip the available habitat create safety and sanitation problems for themselves and for humans. O'Leary weaves together a passionate narrative with news articles, studies by the National Center for Public Policy Research andothers, and profiles of families whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed (for no apparent purpose) in the name of environmental protection. Most of the events occurred in the West, but the lessons may apply nationwide.
- OZON.ru 1858