For years, our state has suffered at the hands of environmental zealots who overlook real environmental issues in exchange for the almighty dollar — and now, they’re at it again. Think that’s a strong statement? Just take a look at the $5 million they “requested” in exchange for withdrawing their appeal of Boeing’s Environmental Impact Permit. Their appeal was based on the alleged suffering that the bird population may encounter if the Boeing plant in North Charleston got built. The birds are important, but to this brand of environmentalism, the birds can all die for $5 million dollars, and for that, the environmentalists will, “walk away” from their appeal.