Selective tree-huggers

May 04, 2010

Regarding May 3rd's front page article, "A fill-up from a tree," I had to laugh out loud. The same tree-hugging groups and government organizations that have been vilifying the paper and printing industries for years, demonizing the very act of cutting down a tree for any purpose, are now fully behind the seemingly responsible use of trees for the popular "biofuel" uses.

So, it's OK for one "in favor" industry (biofuel) to harvest specially planted and farmed trees for its purpose, but it is not OK for an out-of-favor industry (paper) to do the exact same thing. Can anyone say "hypocritical?"

Paula Smith

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