Why bother filing an EIS for a biodiversity-destroying project?
Ag giant Cargill was forced to close a soy export terminal in the Brazilian Amazon this weekend, marking a major victory for greens, who have argued for years that the plant was built illegally and became a significant cause of rainforest depletion.
The terminal spurred a major leap in soy production — millions of acres of rainforest were turned over to soy bean fields — which is used principally to supply European livestock farms. Ironically, it was closed not because of the destruction, but because they never submitted an EIS. Mmm, soy.