This is an overreaction. What we are seeing is a rare opportunity for a politician to accuse Greenpeace of overreach.
The ecological impact is no more significant than were someone to walk through the Nevada Black Sands and disturb wagon wheel tracks from the 1800s. The Hummingbird was not actually touched nor will it be impacted by the group's efforts.
The statements from the government are meant to prevent future uses of the land for political purposes. The statements from Greenpeace are diplomatically what's best, but, in reality, they know all this too.
Anyone still lurking around this place? I see several people are still active here.... quite a huge pile of names I have not seen in a long long time.