The Chief wrote:builttospill wrote: Remember, oil companies are convinced that a couple of wellpads are pretty small and won't really hurt anybody.
Of course you do not drive a fossil fueled "OIL COMPANY" powered vehicle either, you most certainly walk everywhere and to ALL your adventure spots.... RIGHT?
You do realize how tired that argument is, right? And that it is patently ridiculous?
Of course we're all hypocrites--I don't claim to be above the fray. But I don't think 100% purity is required to make observations and suggestions about public policy or whatever.
Moreover, I'm the one arguing that we should limit our impacts. You're the one who seems to be claiming that because somebody else is doing something worse, you should be allowed to do whatever you want (which seems strange coming from you). Let's see if this gets my point across:
There are murderers in the world who get away with it. Therefore I should be able to punch people indiscriminately, because other people are doing things that are worse.
See, that's logically identical to: "There are signs and walkways in wilderness areas. Therefore, I should be able to bolt a wall, because other people are doing things that are worse."
Anyway, that was my only point--just because worse stuff is being done out there doesn't excuse our own impacts. I'm shocked that you disagree with that Chief.
But anyway, I'll leave you to your own devices now.