My gift is the ability to see through carefully named groups, usually with Palmetto Tree logos, that are totally the opposite of what they seem.
So when I first heard about “Citizens for Sound Conservation,” our state’s new “conservation” group, I was a little bit wary. Don’t we already have a few effective groups aimed at conserving our state’s natural splendor?
Like the Conservation Voters? The Coastal Conservation League? The Nature Conservancy of
There’s plenty of actual conservation groups out there, doing their part to protect our state’s natural resources for future generations. And I appreciate it, as I’m sure my little Petunia and Gervais Jr. will too.
So while I have an affinity for actual conservation organizations, something seems a little off about this group.
I checked the website, and the group was formed on Earth Day, by such notable
In fact, the organization has no board at all, so I guess the “citizens” portion of the name is purely speculative.
Still, the website had some great links to articles about the environment, such as “No reason we can’t get cheap oil – just drill!” and “Want to lower gas prices? Then drill,” and “Showing ‘intent’ to drill might just work wonders.”
Then there’s “Global warming alarmists like high gas prices,” and “Conservation League should reveal whether it really wants a port.”
Most of the articles are pro-development, pro-new power plant, or pro-port expansion.
In fact, if there’s one thing that Citizens for Sound Conservation doesn't really advocate, it’s the preservation of
But, of course, that's crazy talk.