Civility, Schmility

“If anyone disagrees with you or has a different point of view, you demonize them and label them as extremists.” – Marty Hayden, legislative director of Earthjustice, complaining about press releases issued by House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-CA) that criticize groups on the environmental left, Sacramento Bee, Sunday, June 29, 2003.

“The Bush administration has adopted a ‘no tree left behind’ policy when it comes to our national forests. Under the Bush administration, the timber industry is calling all the shots; leaving fish, wildlife and the American public out in the cold.” – Marty Hayden to‘s Jeff Johnson while participating in a “21 Chainsaw Salute” protest demonstration outside the U.S. Forest Service Headquarters in Washington, July 3.

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