I joined the ELC because I believe in the importance of science-based decision-making. I also have 30 years of experience in the environmental impacts of pulp and paper effluents.
There has and will always be political decision-making, sometimes on the side of industry and economy, though more recently the pendulum has swung to environmental and social ideology.
In both cases, the facts and evidence get lost or distorted. There should always be social considerations in any decision, but scientific evidence must come first and foremost.