President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Land Management should be disqualified from this post, according to new information that has been presented by a Republican senator. His nominee is said to have engaged in acts of eco-terrorism. Senator John Barasso of Wyoming is responsible for bringing this to everyone’s attention.
Tracy Stone-Manning is said to have played a major role in sending a threatening letter back in 1989. She fought on behalf of an environmentalist group that committed tree spiking crimes. “Tracy Stone-Manning collaborated with eco-terrorists,” said Barasso when he spoke with the Daily Caller. “She worked with extreme environmental activists who spiked trees, threatening the lives and livelihoods of loggers.”
“While she was given immunity from prosecution to testify against her companions in court, her actions were disgraceful,” he continued. Even the Washington Post agrees that this was an act of eco-terrorism. They spoke out about a specific case that took place in 1987. A mill worker’s electric saw came in contact with a tree spike and as you would have expected, they were badly injured.
The saw snapped and half of the blade went directly into his face, causing severe wounds. His safety helmet was rendered useless, as a massive gash was created from his chin to his eye. His jaw was also split in two. “While the tree is still in the forest, the spike is driven in at an angle so the head is hidden in the bark. It can shatter a chain saw on impact, sending pieces of razor-sharp steel flying,” says the Post.
This sounds awful and we cannot believe that Biden would cosign it. On second thought, yes, we can. He’s not someone who is going to let a little something like eco-terrorism stop him from getting his way. Even a liberal rag like the Washington Post says that tree spiking is considered to be “among the most vicious of the strategies” that are used by anti-logging types.
These activists do not care who they hurt. The aforementioned story is not the only one of its kind. Numerous logging industry workers have been injured as the result of this nefarious plan. In 1993, Stone-Manning was granted legal immunity, so that she could testify against John Blount, a fellow environmental activist.
According to Stone-Manning, she was responsible for sending an anonymous letter to the Forest Service back in 1989. She wanted to warn alert the loggers about the tree spikes that were awaiting them in an Idaho forest. The letter was not nearly that kind, though.
““P.S. You b——s go in there anyway and a lot of people could get hurt,” the letter read. The letter also stated that “a total of five hundred pounds of spikes measuring 8 to 10 inches in length” were left behind in the forest. “The sales were marked so that no workers would be injured and so that you a–holes know they are spiked,” the letter continued. “I would be more than willing to pay you a dollar for the sale, but you would have to find me first and that would be your WORST nightmare.”
For her part, Stone-Manning is claiming that she always denounced this practice and that she did not come forward before because she was afraid for her life. As for Barasso, he believes that there are additional reasons to reject her for the post. “Based on her record, I am concerned that Ms. Stone-Manning does not fit the bill. Her career has been defined by her support for policies that restrict multiple-use activities on public lands,” he said in a recent statement.
“On Twitter and in other public forums, she has expressed views that threaten the livelihoods of energy producers, ranchers, farmers, loggers, and others with a stake in the responsible use of our natural resources,” he continued. As a final parting shot, he added that she has been known to indulge in “unvarnished political partisanship.”