The War Against the Greens

The "Wise-Use" Movement, the New Right, and the Browning of America

by David Helvarg


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A reign of violence and intimidation, including arson, bombings, rape, assault and even murder has been unleashed against environmental activists and government employees by proponents of the so-called “Wise Use” movement. The War Against the Greens rips the veneer of legitimacy off this right-wing backlash that stretches from armed Militias to the halls of Congress, exposing the public lands corporations, political operatives and fringe groups who have set out to destroy America’s environmental protections by any means necessary.

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David Helvarg

David Helvarg is founder and president of the Blue Frontier Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit working on ocean and coastal conservation issues. An award-winning journalist, he has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Sierra, and The Nation, and has produced more than forty documentaries for PBS, the Discovery Channel, and others. He is also a licensed private investigator, body surfer, and scuba diver. The author of  Blue Frontier, and 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, he lives near San Francisco Bay.