Editor:

I have to chuckle when a reporter writes that there is an “organization/group” named Earth First (because it was written on a pipe with a sharpie) as the culprits behind the “eco-sabotage” of the Black Hills Energy gas system. Edward Abbey coined the term as a slogan. It doesn’t make any more sense than “Free Willy” Or “No peace. No justice” as the name of an organization. I use the term earth first myself but not as a member of a group.

Michael Levengood

Carbondale