A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.
... Leaders of the environmental groups urged the company and the government to look for other places to explore for oil and gas.
"We've said from the beginning we didn't want to stop them from drilling," said Marvin Roberson, a forest policy specialist with the Sierra Club. "We want them to drill from a place that won't be harmful to the old-growth forest or the recreational experience."
And where exactly would that be? Given that environmentalists value nature intrinsically, i.e., apart from man, and given that man by his nature must change the environment to survive , environmentalists must oppose human survival on principle. This is why in every case where human progress is pitted against trees and bugs, the environmentalists favor the bugs. In addition, the sacrificial aspect of their philosophy renders an idealistic aura to their movement which resonates with a culture steeped in altruism as its dominant morality.
Environmentalism must be opposed in principle if it is to be stopped. That is, environmentalists must be opposed on philosophic grounds and both the premise that nature is intrinsically valuable and the premise that human sacrifice is virtuous must be replaced with a moral code that upholds human life as its standard of value. Unfortunately, if we lose this battle, the meek will literally inherit the earth and in thousands of years these bugs and snails will not even be able to analyse why western civilization fell.