Last month, ForestEthics co-founder Tzeporah Berman told CKNW's Bill Good, "I think the opposition that we're seeing in B.C. by some environmental groups to the move toward green power - the whole kind of 'save-our-rivers' piece - needs to be rethought." The reason: "We need to re-evaluate our priorities based upon what we know about global warming. Yes, we need to do it smart. We need to be careful about our rivers. But the fact is we need to support the move to green power." So what does Save Our Rivers Society spokesman Rafe Mair think about that statement?
Speaking yesterday on Public Eye Radio, Mr. Mair said, "Everybody wants green power, Sean. This is not green power at all. These are huge environmental insults. I'm very sad about Tzeporah - so are most of her old colleagues. She has simply gone over. There's a group of people in the environmental field who say, 'Look, what we should do here is not fight. We should negotiate.' Well, I'm going to tell you you can't negotiate with the hangman. You may be able to get the rope turned a little way around and the knot in another place. But he's going to hang you. You can't negotiate over fish farms - which they're trying to do. You either have fish farms destroying the wild fish or you don't have fish farms. It's the same thing with this power. There is no happy medium."