Finally, someone in a position of authority has pointed out that radical environmentalists have been at the center of The Great Man-Made Flood of 2011.
Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association Chairman Tom Waters is accusing the environmentalists of pushing policies on the Army Corps of Engineers that contribute to the Great Flood of 2011. He says when the flooding subsides, there may be a backlash against the movement because of that.
Waters charges environmentalists had too much influence in the development of the Corps 2004 Master Plan for the Missouri River… He believes flood control and other river management elements have been pushed aside.
His assessment is spot on, although any backlash will be among average citizens and will have no impact on the resolve of the environmentalists or the management of the Missouri River. As American Thinker point out:
The Missouri River Recovery and Implementation Committee has seventy members. Only four represent interests other than environmentalism. The recommendations of the committee, as one might expect, have been somewhat less than evenhanded.
When 66 of the 70 members of the Missouri River Committee are environmentalists pursuing the same goal - which is to allow the river to flood year after year without protections - bad things are bound to happen along the Missouri. Just don’t tell the environmentalists that…
A spokesman for the Kansas Sierra Club, Bill Griffith, called Waters’ claim “laughable”.
“To say that we’re the puppet masters, holding the strings of the Corps, well, we didn’t get that memo,” Griffith told KMBC.
But that’s simply not true at all. The Sierra Club may not be the “puppet masters”, but they and others are unequivocally mandating the actions of the Army Corps of Engineers (among others) in any and every way that they can, most notably through activist judges in the judicial system.
Case in point: When the Army Corps went to New Orleans to reinforce the levees in the years before Hurricane Katrina, they were sued by the Sierra Club over possible damage that might be caused to the fish and algae near the levees. Three times the Corps tried to reinforce levees they knew to be dangerously in need of repairs, and three times they were sued successfully by the Sierra Club, blocking the (obviously) necessary work they needed to carry out.
(The media explicitly ignored this relatively important aspect of the story. It didn’t fit with their “blame Bush” rhetoric.)
The levees failed and New Orleans was devastated, with nearly a thousand dead and tens of thousands displaced and left with nothing. And the environmentalist Sierra Club is 100% responsible for those tragedies and deaths. They chose the protection of algae over a major American city and human lives.
The Sierra Club and groups like it consistently push radical environmentalism, and now that mindset is costing Midwest farmers billions in lost land and crops, wiping out towns along the river, closing down major highways, and is wreaking havoc on local economies.
Bill Griffith and the rest of the radical environmentalist crowd should realize there’s nothing remotely “laughable” about the damage they continue to inflict on this country.