Biden’s candidate called for population control to protect the environment: ‘We need to raise fewer consuming humans’

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Tracy Stone Manning, President Biden nominated to head the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), argued in her graduation thesis that Americans must engage in population control to protect the environment.

Stone-Manning has previously come under fire in recent weeks for her connection to a tree-staking incident — an eco-terrorism tactic — in Idaho in the 1980s, where she traded her court testimony for immunity legal.


But his past links with eco-terrorists are not the only controversial element of his career. In her doctoral dissertation, a copy of which was reviewed by Fox News, Stone-Manning also urged Americans to have no more than two children in order to protect the environment.

“The origin of our abuse is us. If we were fewer, we would have less impact,” says the thesiswho was the first reported by the Daily Caller on Thursday. “We need to consume less, and above all, we need to raise fewer consuming humans.”

Stone-Manning created a series of eight advertisements for his thesis which dealt with the problems of overgrazing, overpopulation, a mining law of the late 1800s, and the timber industry.

An advertisement refers to one human child as an “environmental risk” and encourages Americans to have only two children and no more.

“The earth is so great and we can only draw upon it so often. In America we draw upon it often and hard,” read Stone-Manning’s announcement. “When we overpopulate, the earth notices it more. Stop at two. This could be the best thing you do for the planet.”

Stone-Manning repeated the same push in a TV commercial script she also wrote for her thesis, which is set in a “Yuppie” house and features a woman who considers having a third child as she drinks a cup of coffee.

“I know it would be my third baby, but there’s no population problem here like in Africa or India…” the woman says in the script. “And besides, smart people like Bob and I should be the ones with kids.”

Tracy Stone-Manning listens during a confirmation hearing for her to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management, during a Senate Energy and National Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 , in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The script then calls for a “montage” of clips depicting pollution while telling viewers to “do the really smart thing” and “stop at one or two kids”.

“The point is simple,” Stone-Manning wrote of ads in her dissertation. “Harshly, the ads say the earth can’t afford Americans. Softer, they ask people to think about how their family planning choices affect the planet.”

The thesis also claims that cattle grazing on public land is “destroying the West”. If confirmed, Stone-Manning would oversee an agency that the BLM says website“manages livestock grazing on 155 million acres” of public land.


Stone-Manning has previously faced stiff opposition from Republicans over his ties to an eco-terrorism plot.

In 1993, Stone-Manning was granted immunity in exchange for her testimony that she retyped and sent an anonymous letter to the US Forest Service on behalf of John P. Blount, her former roommate and friend, Fox News previously reported.

The letter told the Forest Service that 500 pounds of “spikes measuring 8 to 10 inches in length” had been stuck in trees in an Idaho forest. “PS you bastards go in there anyway and a lot of people could get hurt,” the note concludes.

Although Stone-Manning told senators that she was never investigated, that appears to contradict what she previously said about the case.

“It is clear that Ms. Stone-Manning was intentionally trying to mislead the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee,” senior committee member Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo, said last week. “She told the committee that she had never been investigated and yet complained that she had been investigated in the press.”


“President Biden should withdraw her nomination,” added the Republican number three in the Senate.

The White House did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment for this story.