Goodbye, Dumb Unlimited, I Loved You When You Were Trout Unlimited

Gordon Tomb, a former chapter officer of Trout Unlimited, calls the group out for venturing into political stupidity with the proposed DRBC fracking ban.

Trout Unlimited exceeded the limit of my tolerance for stupidity when it asked that I support a proposed fracking ban in the Delaware River watershed.

Forty years ago I was an officer of a Trout Unlimited chapter in southwestern Pennsylvania, where there were probably more miles of streams polluted by coal mines than populated by fish. I recall a membership committed to protecting fisheries and restoring damaged streams without stripping people of their livelihoods and vilifying industries for employing modern technology.

I left the group when I moved east for a career that allowed little time for outside activities. A few years ago, I joined a Harrisburg-based chapter. Because I fish local streams, I liked that my membership dues would help maintain them.

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