Biden BLM Nominee Pushed Population Control, Defined Kids as ‘Environmental Hazard'
Tracy Stone-Manning called out for 1992 graduate thesis
Joe Biden's nominee to be director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tracy Stone-Manning, has advocated population control and once described American children as an “environmental hazard” in her 1992 graduate thesis.
Stone-Manning’s thesis is titled “Into the Heart of the Beast| A case for environmental advertising” and she was awarded a master of science degree in environmental studies.
But her thesis amounted to public policy recommendations for the University of Montana, described as “environmental education.”
Stone-Manning pushed for an advertising campaign to reduce procreation among Americans for "environmental” ends.
She also produced a sample poster describing a shirtless child as an “environmental hazard.”
Her political advertisement asked in its header:
“Can you spot the environmental hazard in this photo?”
It included the following response:
That’s right; it’s the cute baby. Americans believe that overpopulation is only a problem somewhere else in the world. But it’s a problem here too.”
The earth is only so big, and we can tap into it only so often. In America, we tap in often and hard.
We breed more than any other industrialized nation. At the same time, we suck up one-third of the world’s energy.
On average, each of us gobbles the same energy as 3 Japanese, 13 Chinese, and 499 Ethiopians. When we overpopulate, the earth notices it more. Stop at two. It could be the best thing you do for the planet.
Biden’s BLM nominee also wrote a script for a 30-second video commercial to discourage American families from having more than “one or two” children.
A voiceover for the advertisement reads:
“When we [Americans] have children, the planet feels it more.
"Do the truly smart thing. Stop at one or two kids.”
Her thesis claimed:
“The origin of our abuses is us.
"If there were fewer of us, we would have less impact.”
The Daily Caller noted tone-Manning’s description of “overpopulation” as “the root of many of our environmental horrors.”
She said of the proposed advertising campaign that the planet could not sustain more Americans.
She wrote of her recommended campaign:
“The point is a simple one. Harshly, the ads say that the earth can’t afford Americans.
"More softly, they ask people to think about how their family planning choices affect the planet.”
Fox News reported on Stone-Manning’s “links to eco-terrorists”:
Stone-Manning has already come under fire in recent weeks for her connection to a tree spiking incident – an ecoterrorism tactic – in Idaho in the 1980s, where she traded her court testimony for legal immunity.
In 1993, Stone-Manning was granted immunity in exchange for her testimony that she retyped and sent an anonymous letter to the U.S. Forest Service on behalf of John P. Blount, her former roommate, and friend, Fox News previously reported.
The New York Post reported that tree spiking “involves inserting a metal or ceramic rods into trunks so they can’t be safely cut down, and the tactic has sometimes been used to halt timber sales."
The tactic can injure or kill loggers.