This Land is Your Land Jun 24, 2007
Thirty years after this book was written, Toole's message is still relevant. Montana is still in a war to preserve the land from commercial ravage. We salute the miners and cattlemen who built this country, yet we also see the need to curtail the excesses of the past. We recognize the need for energy, yet coal and electric companies cannot get their way with eminent domain. Mining companies preach that they will return the land into usable farm and rangeland, yet how well have they kept their promises? And what they have reclaimed, is it really usable? In our quest for cheaper energy, how much are we willing to pay?