Shades Of Green

Even the most ardent environmentalists have toned down their rhetoric since September 11.
December 26, 2001, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Then came September 11. As the nation poured through the rubble of lives and landscape left by the fiercest battering since the Civil War, extremism of any sort was out of favor. The terrorist attacks and a down-spiraling economy seemed likely to make environmentalism a casualty of "patriotism" and "national security." In the wake of the attacks, mainstream organizations laid low and anti-globalization forces backed off from staging their planned Washington protest.In fact, however, environmentalists did not retreat. Most carry on with their work, even in the aftermath of the carnage and ongoing apprehension, reminding their constituencies of the dangers of environmental abuse and hoping the need for international alliances will turn the U.S. to environmentally sound policies. Editor's note: the full text of this article is only available to APA members.

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Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 in Planning Magazine
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