Environmentalists failed Libby, Montana

Essay by Ray Ring

Environmentalism – June 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

“Goofy logic” from “Ray Rong,” one critic charged. “The most ridiculous piece of journalism I have read,” said another. “Trash” and “rubbish,” said others.

Those blasts came from angry environmentalists. They’re criticizing a piece of news analysis I wrote recently, about an environmental-health disaster in Libby, Mont. I intended it to be provocative.

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