Protecting the land by developing it?

May 28, 2012

A developer claims he would be "protecting the land" by building up to 400 houses in conservation land near Bird River ("Battle lines form over site near bay" May 25). He must use the same logic as the Vietnam War officer who explained that it was "necessary to destroy the village in order to save it."

Chris Yoder, Baltimore

The author is chair of the Greater Baltimore Group of the Sierra Club.

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