183. nevada and money
August 1, 2009 § Leave a comment
Overall, the author often expresses an informed, if cynical view that private economic interests, a narrow-minded state government, and an uncaring federal bureaucracy have not traditionally placed a high value on the state’s environmental health. Why not? The author’s assessment of the contemporary scene offers this perspective: “We are in the midst of a population explosion and profit-motive mode, assuming that the bottom line is money…. The struggle to protect the natural habitat from builders, promoters, and casual polluters is never finished. Commercial imperatives will continue, and so will the resistance to uncontrolled exploitation and the efforts to reclaim some of the wild places” (p. 120).
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