Once Again, Eco-Extremists Prioritize Wildlife Over Human Life

Once Again, Eco-Extremists Prioritize Wildlife Over Human Life

March 25, 2020

Last fall, Power The Future wrote about the despicable actions taken by a number of extremist organizations, including the Alaska Wilderness League, Trustees for Alaska, Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, and the Center for Biological Diversity. We denounced these groups’ lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior to stop a proposed land swap that would have allowed a road to be built between Cold Bay and King Cove, Alaska.

This past week, those same groups went back to court, and doubled down on their assertion that building the road and connecting two communities would not be worth the potential damage to wildlife.

Let’s not forget that this is actually about more than connecting communities – it’s about the safety of Alaskans. King Cove residents have a history of having to be rescued by the Coast Guard during rough weather, something Alaska is no stranger to, because they’re so isolated. This road would help patients get across the peninsula safely to the airport at Cold Bay.

Let’s also not forget that – under the proposed land swap – the size of the Izembek National Refuge would actually grow. That alone should appease the eco-Left, yet they oppose it fiercely. Power The Future cannot fathom a time where we’d ever say human life isn’t more important than fowl, fish or flower. During this COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve come to appreciate all life has to offer even more. Yet, we hear stories all the time where radical extremists would rather place wildlife above human life in the pecking order. That is nothing less than shameful.