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Clicking on each issue -- <i>"Wildlands and Wildlife," "Water and Oceans," "Toxic Chemicals and Health," etc.</i> will bring up W's record for each area of interest regarding the environment. Ugh, it's overwhelming.<br><br><a href="http://www.nrdc.org/bushrecord/airenergy_powerplants.asp" target="_blank">http://www.nrdc.org/bushrecord/airen...owerplants.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
Here is the latest struggle: <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/air/pollution/qbushplan.asp" target="_blank">http://www.nrdc.org/air/pollution/qbushplan.asp</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6750" target="_blank">Administration Earns D- on National Parks</a>
 

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We really need to take over the government and stop this all at once. If I were old enough, I'd run, but I'm not old enough. Epski, you look old enough, you should run once you convert to utilitarianism and since you're good at like 1000 things president of USA shouldn't be too hard to do. But wait- were you born in America? This could pose a problem. We might need another candidate. Also, our candidate should be able to fake a Harvard Buisness school diploma and in his/her campaign they should pretend to be right-wing and republican and then when they get elected just be like "Haha, suckers, I'm VEGAN!" And then make vegetarianism law and stop all forms of pollution mentioned aforehand.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by RedViking</i><br><br><b>We really need to take over the government and stop this all at once. If I were old enough, I'd run, but I'm not old enough. Epski, you look old enough, you should run once you convert to utilitarianism and since you're good at like 1000 things president of USA shouldn't be too hard to do. But wait- were you born in America? This could pose a problem. We might need another candidate. Also, our candidate should be able to fake a Harvard Buisness school diploma and in his/her campaign they should pretend to be right-wing and republican and then when they get elected just be like "Haha, suckers, I'm VEGAN!" And then make vegetarianism law and stop all forms of pollution mentioned aforehand.</b></div>
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Ack! I'm nowhere near old enough. I was born in Texas, and my dad is a staunch Republican so, if he doesn't blow my cover, I might be able to pull that off someday! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
Oh, and yeah, I'd have to switch my diploma from liberal UCLA to a more conservative MBA degree.<br><br><br><br>
Too bad congress would stop me at every turn. Damn checks and balances. This is why I play the "nation states" game.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><br><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b><br><br>
JUNE 24, 2003<br><br>
11:16 PM<br><br><b>CONTACT</b>: <i>League of Conservation Voters</i><br><br>
Josh Galper, Dan Vicuña (202) 454-4678<br><br><br><br><b>Bush Receives F For Environmental Issues on LCV 2003 Presidential Report Card</b><br><br><br><br>
WASHINGTON - June 24 - League of Conservation Voters President Deb Callahan announced today that LCV gave President George W. Bush an F on the organizations 2003 Report Card on the administrations performance on environmental issues.<br><br>
The Report Card, which focused on Bushs performance from the beginning of his term through the midway point, calculated the failing grade by taking into account a number of factors, including appointments, administrative and executive actions, and legislative initiatives.<br><br><br><br>
LCV is the leading, nonpartisan political voice of the national environmental movement, and it periodically issues a report card on the performance of the president, both Democratic and Republican alike.<br><br><br><br>
President Bush is well on his way to compiling the worst environmental record of any president in the history of our nation, said Callahan. Bushs dismal Report Card is dominated by a disturbing trend: time after time, Bush favors corporate interests over the publics interest in a clean, safe and healthy environment. Under the Bush administration, corporate polluters have been allowed to write the laws.<br><br><br><br>
The Report Card found that, since taking office, Bush has assaulted environmental protections on all fronts, including air, water, land and wildlife. In particular, the Bush administration has attacked, weakened or undermined laws providing clean air, clean water, and toxic waste cleanups. Primary beneficiaries of these actions have been timber, mining, oil and gas, and real estate development companies.<br><br><br><br>
The Bush administration has waged this campaign through funding cuts, arcane procedural methods, and deceptive rhetoric to advance its anti-environment, pro-corporate agenda, according to the Report Card.<br><br><br><br>
For example, the Bush administration has cut enforcement for key environmental programs through steadily slashing budgets. Consequently, environmental laws that should otherwise be enforced by the Bush administration lie dormant on the books for lack of funding.<br><br><br><br>
In the case of toxic waste, for example, the Bush administration has opposed requiring polluters to clean up their own messes at toxic waste sites unlike Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In fact, Bush has begun to use taxpayer money to pay for the mess of corporate polluters and to cut back overall on cleaning up existing sites.<br><br><br><br>
The Bush administration has also targeted a series of complex regulations that barely register on the American publics radar screen to drastically reduce clean air and water protections, and increase industry exploitation of public lands, the Report Card reveals.<br><br><br><br>
The administration has proposed regulatory changes, for example, to weaken a significant provision of the Clean Air Act called new source review, which currently requires older, more polluting industrial plants to upgrade pollution controls when they renovate or expand in such a way that increases emissions of pollutants.<br><br><br><br>
Meanwhile, fraudulently named legislation has become the norm. In 2002, Bush proposed the Clear Skies initiative, which would weaken public health protections of the current Clean Air Act, while replacing them with insufficient standards and actually increasing toxic emissions like mercury and sulfur.<br><br><br><br>
Another initiative, the so-called Healthy Forests proposal, would open up 20 million acres of national forests to logging and waive environmental laws.<br><br><br><br>
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RedViking, hilarious! "Mwwwwwha ha ha ha! I'M VEGAN!!!"<br><br><br><br>
We're so screwed by this Administration. Everything is on the chopping block in favor of big business.<br><br><br><br>
Impeach them all!
 
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