I became environmentally aware during the mid 70's, became an activist by 1980. Initially I was focused on river related issues. However, there becomes a time when you begin to see the overall interaction of everything we call earth. 'Back in the day', it was easy enough to slime us by calling us 'environmentalists'. But, as time went by, the name was diluted because to many people had become aware of the many issues there were. So, to separate us, we became known as environmental extremists. It is always important to demean your foe by using name calling. I did not mind. I knew the battle for the planet would eventually be won. The truth was on our side, and there was no personal gain we were taking. Those aligned against the earth were those wanting to make a profit from it. Through education, we had made a great deal of headway. Then Bush came to power. His administration began to roll-back over two decades of work. Today, there is overwhelming evidence of how the administration, by way of the political appointee hacks, have engaged in a process, which always aims to focus doubt on science. This leads many Americans to adopt a position, "well that is just their opinion". Well, they are not opinions, they are facts. Attached is a Report from the Congress. They held two different investigative committees about this. Those of you who actually care whether your government is lying to you, should find this very interesting. Much of it has never been made public.