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Butterfly Loves Luna. Wedding date tba.

Posted by: Frenchy on December 24, 1999 at 10:17:00:

In Reply to: Tree Perching Ends; System Fought Successfully (?) posted by MDG on December 23, 1999 at 16:24:50:

: Julia Butterfly finally descended from the redwood tree she'd been sitting atop of for two years to prevent clearcutting of ancient redwood forests by Pacific Lumber, the lumber company acquired by corporate raider and environmental nightmare Charles Hurwitz, CEO of Maxxim Industries. In return for ending her protest, Butterfly and her supporters agreed to pay Pacific $50,000 (which the company will donate to Humboldt University to further forestry study. In exchange, Pacific will spare Butterfly's tree, as well as 2.9 surrounding acres.

: Pacific tried to get Butterfly to sign a statement condeming environmental activism. She told them to get lost.

I can't for the life of me understand how this is a victory. This dippy broad wastes 2 years of her life living in a tree only to pay the lumber company 50K to buy the tree. She also gets to visit Luna provided she gives the company advance notice.

But it does have potential. If other environmental groups would now just follow her lead and buy the damn trees that they want to save, everybody would be happy.

Ahh, capitalism at work, in harmony with the rights of private ownership.
Ever wonder how many environmentalists have redwood decks attached to their wood-frame houses? LOL!

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