Bush’s anti environment policies

This video from the USA says about itself:

Bush At War With Environment – Richard Nixon’s EPA Head.

From Reuters:

Wildlife groups see end of Bush abuse

Fri Nov 14, 2008

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

WASHINGTON – U.S. conservation groups on Thursday hailed the imminent end of “environmental abuse and neglect” by the Bush administration and promised to work with President-elect Barack Obama to reverse this course.

“The Bush administration has done a lot of damage to our nation’s environmental protections over the last eight years,” said Mike Daulton, the National Audubon Society‘s legislative director.

“And nowhere is that more evident than the Bush administration‘s drilling policies, which have been slanted dramatically toward the oil industry.”

Daulton noted that President George W. Bush last summer withdrew an executive ban on offshore drilling, which he said eroded protections for U.S. beaches and coastal economies.

Obama’s election last week “defeated candidates who focused on a drill-everywhere policy and the inauguration will sweep two oilmen from the White House,” Daulton said in a telephone briefing with other conservation leaders.

“Eight dismal years of environmental abuse and neglect are now coming to an end,” said Betsy Loyless, Audubon’s senior vice president. …

Another high priority, said John Kostyack of the National Wildlife Federation, is to undo the Bush administration’s erosion of protections under the Endangered Species Act.

The Bush team has had “overt hostility” to this law, Kostyack said, so a first step for the new administration and Congress should be to restore the legal protections for wildlife under threat.

Kostyack also noted a welter of last-minute regulations on the environment meant to extend Bush administration policies after Obama takes office. These should be reversed, he said.

Global warming: here. And here.

Governor Sarah Palin persecuting endangered beluga whales in Alaska: here.

Polar bear photos: here.

8 thoughts on “Bush’s anti environment policies

  1. Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com

    Wed Dec 3, 2008 10:08 pm (PST)

    Bush History-The World Pleads: If US is “not willing to lead … Please
    get out of the way” 12/4

    On this date Laura Bush makes reading recommendations. Also the world
    gathers to discuss the critical matter of climate change. Given the
    urgency, President Bush sends no one. Come 2007, the world is meeting
    again on warming, this time with a message for the US: If you’re “not
    willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us … (and) Please get out of
    the way”. Also, Mr. Bush speaks of “federal cufflinks”. Cufflinks?


    Today’s category: Bushisms, Global Warming Denial


  2. Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com

    Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:04 pm (PST)

    Bush History-In ’05 Caught Hiding Warming Data, in ’07 Caught Hiding
    Toxic Chemical Danger 12/13

    Typical Bush: In mid-December 2005 the White House exerts pressure on
    NASA to “better control” a scientist reporting scientific data on
    warming. We don’t want to offend poor Exxon, after all. Some good
    news: science fights back! Also, come 2007 newspapers report on this
    date a weakening of EPA rules on toxic chemical release reporting
    around the nation. And a Bushism.


    Today’s category: Bushisms, Global Warming Denial, Manipulating
    Research, The Corporation’s Yes Man, The Polluter’s Friend


  3. Undoing Bush-era policies is going to take some time, but this is one that needs to be addressed right away. Drilling in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska would threaten marine mammals who make the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas their homes – and the local cultures that depend on them for their very way of life.

    Please take action to protect these marine mammals.

    Bob Fertik
    Dear Activist,

    The Arctic seas are no place for hasty drilling!

    Tell the Minerals Management Service to halt all new oil and gas leases!

    Polar bears, walruses, seals, whales and ocean-going birds like eider ducks and loons call the Arctic Ocean home. Their survival in an environment seemingly so inhospitable is a wonder of nature. But as climate change continues unabated, these creatures – already facing a harsh environment – become some of the most vulnerable on earth.

    Incredibly, their plight may get worse, as the Minerals Management Service (MMS) considers offering 73 million acres of Arctic waters to oil and gas leasing. That’s an area the size of Arizona.

    It’s critically important that you speak out in defense of these creatures.

    The receding ice cap has made it harder for the animals – marine and land-based – to get around and find food, including the polar bears that hunt and mate here each year, and the Pacific walruses that live here year round. In fact, 90 percent of the entire Pacific walrus population can be found in these waters.

    But not just wildlife is at stake. Wholesale leasing in this area would endanger the centuries-old way of life of Native communities, whose very culture centers on wildlife and ecosystem integrity.

    Please click here to tell the MMS to halt new leases in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

    There is simply no safe way to drill in these waters. Studies have shown that even seismic testing of potential drilling sites is known to have an impact on marine animals’ habits and lifecycles. And research conducted by the MMS indicates that with extensive drilling, small crude oil and other petroleum spills are inevitable. MMS predicts a 40% chance of a large spill. Making matters worse, the technology to clean up a spill in icy Arctic waters doesn’t even exist.

    We need science to guide decisions with such long-lasting effects, not pressure from the oil and gas industry. Until there is scientific evidence that drilling won’t harm wildlife, all new oil leases should be taken off the table.

    Write the MMS today to ask that they halt all new leases until the science on drilling is in.

    Thanks for all you do,

    Kathy Kilmer
    The Wilderness Society


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