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1. A Green Plea 5/25/2011

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A Green Plea

For millenniums we have lived in coexistence, growing in harmony, our two races, side by side. We provided you with shade from our leaves, with food from our branches, with wood from our trunks. In return you took only our weak, old, injured, or ill—you did not needlessly kill.

It was a balance that was as simple and continuous as the flow of a river. It was a balance that was never meant to be disturbed.

But every year you destroy us—last year it was 39,536,861 acres: this year it will be much more. You, who come with your cruel sawmills, and chainsaws dripping with black ...

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