It seems that the environmental groups that started from local community concerns have now become so big themselves they face many of the challenges of big business – how to pay for itself. Charitable trusts and funds contribute money to environmental groups – but at what price?
Is it possible these environmental groups are saying what their contributors want them to say and do in order to keep their funding? Can any environmental group that receives funding from trusts, funds or business be truly considered to be offering impartial information and advice?
A point in case is the tar sands mines in Canada. Is money from US foundations to environmental groups actually slowing down community efforts to stop tar sands mines?
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