I don't have the detailed knowledge necessary to take a stand on the environmental groups mentioned in Hari's article.
But he refers to "environmental groups" and "conservation groups" as though he is describing all groups. What about the groups that he did not mention, such as Environmental Defense, which works with companies to make them greener; the Union of Concerned Scientists, which is involved in environmental issues; and the Climate Protection Action Forum, founded by Al Gore? It would be too bad if readers thought that Hari's claims of corporate influence (which may or may not be true) applied to all environmental groups and not just some.
Apr 2 2010 - 8:18pm