Biden’s nominee Tracy Stone-Manning has been labeled as an eco-terrorist due to her association with extreme environmental activists who “spiked trees, threatening the lives and livelihoods of loggers,” according to The Western Journal.
Sen. John Barrasso said, “Tracy Stone-Manning collaborated with eco-terrorists.”
“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.”
In 1989 Stone-Manning claimed that tree spikes awaited loggers in an Idaho forest.
at the time she said, “P.S. You b******s go in there anyway and a lot of people could get hurt.”
“A total of five hundred pounds of spikes measuring 8 to 10 inches in length.”
“The sales were marked so that no workers would be injured and so that you a**holes know they are spiked.”
“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.”
“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,” Barrasso said.
“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.”
From The Western Journal:
A past link to an activity described as eco-terrorism should disqualify President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Land Management, according to a Republican senator.
Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming responded critically to nominee Tracy Stone-Manning’s role in sending a threatening letter on behalf of an environmentalist group that committed tree spiking crimes in 1989.
The Washington Post described tree spiking as an “‘eco-terrorist’ tactic,” noting a specific case in 1987 when a mill worker’s electric saw came in contact with a tree spike, causing the saw to break and half of the blade to be launched into his face — tearing through his safety helmet, creating a gash from his eye to his chin and splitting his jaw in half.
The Post listed tree spiking as “among the most vicious of the strategies” used by activists opposed to logging.
Scores of serious injuries have been reported from logging industry workers whose saws came in contact with unknown spikes placed in trees.
Stone-Manning was given legal immunity in 1993 to testify against fellow environmental activist John Blount, according to the Daily Caller, which based its report on court records.
Stone-Manning told the court that in 1989 she sent the Forest Service an anonymous letter claiming that
Stone-Manning testified in court that she did not come forward in 1989 because of fear for her life. At the time of her 1993 trial, she told news outlets that she always denounced tree spiking.
In a statement, however, Barrasso said that there are other reasons to reject Stone-Manning.