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Just what is an environmentalist?
« on: May 01, 2012, 09:07:06 AM »
Just what is an environmentalist?

Is everyone who favors protecting the  environment an environmentalist?
Or is environmentalist a divisive word, one out of favor even with some people with a strong conservation ethic?
Journalists often value an economy of expression. They strive ? or at least should ? for the precise word when summarizing complex issues.
I got to thinking about this after a Great Lakes Echo reader took issue with a recent headline: Environmentalists worry that proposed Lake Ontario wind farm threatens wildlife.
Someone identifying themselves as I heart wetlands commented:
 ?Can we please all stop using the term ...<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/greatlakesecho/all/~4/34oVbWTHwOk" height="1" width="1"/>

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