Monday, August 25, 2014

Cargill chief credited for climate remarks; urged to do better in Buffalo River watershed

Posted By on Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Jack Stewart, vice president of the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, landed an op-ed in the daily newspaper in Minneapolis, base for Cargill, the agri giant behind a mass hog feeding operation in the Buffalo River watershed.

Stewart praises Cargill executive chair and former CEO Greg Page for joining other business execs manmade impact on changing weather patterns and damage to the environment. Then …. the Buffalo River.

Considering this impressive stance on climate change and environmental health, Page may be unaware that one part of the planet, the Arkansas Ozarks, desperately needs protecting from Cargill itself. 

Stewart lists the well-known issues of geology and unique qualities of the Buffalo before concluding:

Mr. Page, we appreciate your good sense of environmental health. We and many others applaud you as one of the few corporate executives to raise a concerned voice over the perils of climate change. But thinking “globally” should also be accompanied by “acting locally.”

In light of your environmental sensitivities, please consider the risky business in the Buffalo River watershed. This is not something that can be mitigated; there is too much at stake. Please take positive actions in line with the values you’ve clearly expressed and move Cargill’s 6,500 pigs to another part of the state or country that will not threaten a national treasure.



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