President Joe Biden’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) nominee, Tracy Stone-Manning, is an ecoterrorist who demanded Americans undergo population control in the name of environmental stewardship.
According to the Daily Caller Thursday, Stone-Manning featured a shirtless American baby in an ad for her graduate thesis declaring the child an “environmental hazard.” A photo of Manning’s advertisement published in the Caller is shown below:
“Can you spot the environmental hazard in this photo?” the ad’s headline asked. “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.”
Stone-Manning’s ad continues, urging Americans adopt a Chinese-style limited child policy.
“The earth is only so big, and we can tap into it only so often. In America, we tap in often and hard,” Stone-Manning wrote. “When we overpopulate, the earth notices it more. Stop at two. It could be the best thing you do for the planet.”
Her thesis also included a script for a television ad set in a “Yuppie” home focused on a woman contemplating a third child over a cup of coffee.
“I know it would be my third baby, but there’s not a population problem here like in Africa or India… and besides, smart people like Bob and me should be the people having kids,” the script reads.
The ad is then written to cut to a montage of polluted scenes as a voiceover raises hysteria over too many children.
“Do the truly smart thing, stop at one or two kids,” the ad finishes.
“The point is a simple one,” Stone-Manning explained in her thesis. “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.”
Other ads raised issue with overgrazing on public lands.
“It is overgrazed. Most likely, the grasses won’t grow back, because the topsoil took flight,” Stone-Manning wrote. “Worse still, the government encourages this destruction. It charges ranchers under $2 a month to graze each cow and its calf on public land — your land.”
If confirmed, Stone-Manning would oversee 155 million acres of grazing land for livestock nationwide, about the size of Arizona and New Mexico.
Stone-Manning’s nomination had already been under fire from Republicans for her links to episodes of ecoterrorism in Idaho.
In 1993, Biden’s nominee accepted legal immunity in exchange for testimony that she aided in a 1989 tree-spiking incident, wherein left-wing environmental terrorists jam metal spikes into trees which turn into projectiles when processed for logging.
Stone-Manning testified she retyped and sent an anonymous letter to the U.S. Forest Service for her friend and former roommate, John T. Blount, warning 500 pounds of “spikes measuring 8 to 10 inches in length” were driven into trees of Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest targeted for harvest.
“P.S., You bastards go in there anyway and a lot of people could get hurt,” the letter finished, a copy of which was obtained by The Federalist.
Circumstances of the investigation into the Idaho tree-spiking case show Stone-Manning had been a primary subject which contradicts her testimony to Senate lawmakers that she had never been the target of a federal investigation. Stone-Manning had even complained to the local press several decades ago about being investigated.
“It was degrading,” she told the local press. “It changed my awareness of the power of the government. Yes, this is happening to me and not someone in Panama. And yes, the government does do bad things sometimes.”
At least three Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Daily Caller reported, have already called on Stone-Manning’s nomination to be revoked based on the contradictory claim, including Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso who serves as its ranking member.
Despite her links to ecoterrorism, the Biden White House pursuing a radical environmental agenda has continued to stand by its pick to manage the nation’s public lands.
“Tracy Stone-Manning is a dedicated public servant who has years of experience and a proven track record of finding solutions and common ground when it comes to our public lands and waters,” the administration said in a statement earlier this week. “She is exceptionally qualified to be the next Director of the Bureau of Land Management.”
President Barack Obama’s first BLM Director Bob Abbey however, has called for Stone-Manning’s nomination to be pulled, labeling the tree-spiking incident disqualifying.
“BLM needs a really strong leader,” Abbey told the Daily Montanan. “To put someone in that position that has this type of resume will just bring needless controversy that is not good for the agency or for the public lands.”
This article has been updated since publication.