TO THE EDITOR: I know why Big Tupper Ski Center expansion is not being approved by the Adirondack Park Agency and their friends, the environmentalists: sustainable development, the root of all our problems.
I have a paper stating that items that these people deem are not sustainable include ski runs, hunting of wild game, grazing of livestock, plowing the soil, building fences, industry, single-family homes, paved and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment.
You can trace the roots back to a United Nations policy document called Agenda 21, adopted at the U.N. Earth Summit in 1992. You’ve heard of it through different names, including cap and trade, smart growth, global warming, social justice and public/private partnerships.
Meanwhile, international organizations like the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives are slowly turning our communities into little “soviets.”
President Obama’s agenda has come to mean denied use and resources locked away from human hands; it has become a code word for an entire economic and social agenda. Lock entire areas of the United States away so no oil resources, etc., can be harvested for the good of the people.
Sustainable development is the process by which America is being reorganized around a central principle of state collectivism using the environment as bait, that individuals must give up selfish wants for the needs of the common good or “community.” How does this differ from communism?
Global warming? The climate has cooled in the past decade. Go to your computer and put in HAARP, a “weather machine” controlled by your federal government that can be used to create weather-related destruction anywhere in the United States or can send hurricanes, etc., back out to sea.