Environmental Mafia: The Enemy is Us

by Richard O'Leary

Published: May 2003
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Pages: 256
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780875861593

       

Overview of Environmental Mafia: The Enemy is Us

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 operating in 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 and others, 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.

Synopsis of Environmental Mafia: The Enemy is Us

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 operating in 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 and others, 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.

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