Bush = danger to environment?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by srobert, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. srobert macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    I've always been kind of neutral on Bush's election an re-election but the guy is seriously starting to scare me off. Since he's been re-elected, not a week pass by without me hearing about him loosening some environmental law or opening some wildlife reserve to commercial exploitation.

    I've googled some of the headlines I remembered reading about.

    I'm no tree hugger but sounds to me that he's a little short sighted with his environmental decisions. Kind of a "I-won't-be-around-anymore-when-things-go-boom" attitude.

    December 1, 2004
    Massive salmon habitat cuts proposed
    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/science/12/01/salmon.plans.ap/index.html

    November 29, 2004
    Pro-Bush think-tank calls global warming `a myth'
    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/11/29/2003213042

    November 12, 2004
    U.S. OKs Commercial Drilling in Alaska Oil Reserve
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/nm/20041112/sc_nm/energy_alaska_drilling_dc

    November 6, 2004
    Bush Stands by Rejection of Kyoto Treaty
    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1106-07.htm

    July 13, 2004
    Bush plan drops logging ban for national forests
    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/science/07/13/forest.rules.change.ap.ap/

    February 2, 2004
    Bush Budget Cuts Environmental Funding by 7%
    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0202-06.htm

    December 23, 2003
    Bush Administration Guts Protection of Tongass National Forest in Alaska
    http://www.wilderness.org/NewsRoom/Release/20031223.cfm

    November 12, 2003
    Bush Administration Allows More Snowmobile Use in Yellowstone
    http://www.defenders.org/wildlife/new/prairie/bison/bushsnowmobiles.html

    January 28, 2003
    President wants to triple the deduction on biggest gas-guzzlers.
    http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2003/01/28/edit28.htm
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    cool! news from the future! :)

    yeah, this stuff has been happening over the past 4 years. doesn't get much national attention. perhaps you remember the short stay of one christine todd whitman as EPA administrator.
     
  3. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    LOL. Ok, you got me there. Little typo. ;) Corredcted it.
     
  4. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Bush is a catastrophe on all fronts, but his attitude toward environmental issues is appalling. The man just doesn't give a sh*t; it's all about money and supporting his cronies. What a travesty. Weep for the children.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Bush is an arrogant mother-****er when it comes to the environment, he just really doesn't seem to give a ****, it's quite incredible.
     
  6. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    a short while ago, i heard on All Things Considered that a bush plan, 2 1/2 years in the making, will remove federal protections for 80% of the salmon breeding areas in <insert correct geographical area, i think it was Oregon>.

    sorry for the lack of specificity; i was driving.
     
  7. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    Bush is a danger to a lot more than the environment. Like, how much oil do they really KNOW is in Alaska to justify taking away the homes of all of those animals? They only have estimates.
     
  8. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    This is another reason why all the pro-Dubya-ness grates on my nerves. Even if you agree with everything he’s done domestically and internationally, how can you claim that so much destruction of the environment is a good thing? You can't undo this kind of ****.

    It’s been said before, but it needs to be said again: Sorry Everybody (especially you, environment).
     

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