America’s largest private landowner, billionaire Ted Turner, cuts timber on his properties, drills for natural gas, sponsors bison hunts, has erected fences that “snare and torture migrating wildlife,” and even bulldozed a hilltop because he didn’t like the view. So why does he get a pass from eco-extremists?
Turner has bought the complicity of groups like Earth First! and the Rainforest Action Network by dumping big money into the environmental movement through his foundation. They call him “Daddy Greenbucks.”
Even the eco-terrorist Earth Liberation Front has ignored Turner’s land while attacking nearby ranches. Says domestic terrorism researcher Barry Clausen: “He never gets protested. And when you ask why, it’s because he is one of the biggest contributors to extremist groups.”