13 November, 2007

Environmentalists Don't Even Want You To Have WATER

The Kalamazoo Objectivist:
"With the Southeast suffering a prolonged drought, the city of Atlanta, Georgia, has only about a three month supply of readily accessible water. Nevertheless, in compliance with the Endangered Species Act, the Army Corps of Engineers continues to drain more than a billion gallons a day from Lake Lanier, Atlanta's main water source, to release it downstream for an endangered species of mussel.

'The Endangered Species Act is a danger to the human species,' said Dr. Keith Lockitch, a resident fellow of the Ayn Rand Institute. 'People find it hard to believe that environmental laws like the Endangered Species Act could really require the sacrifice of human beings to nature. But that is exactly what they have to mean in practice; they mean that in order to sustain some obscure mussel species, the people in Atlanta must go without water."

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