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Dubya Shrub's Parting Gift

The White House is working to enact an array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment, before President Bush leaves office in January.

The new rules would be among the most controversial deregulatory steps of the Bush era and could be difficult for his successor to undo. Some would ease or lift existing constraints on private industry, including power plants, mines and farms.

Those and other regulations would help clear obstacles to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking-water standards and lift a key restriction on mountaintop coal mining.

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Ah yes, climate criminal Bush will defientiely go down in the history books as the worlds worst person, ever.

But he is just doing what every other US President has done, like Reagan for example. The only difference is that he is doing this much better than they did. You know. Destroying life. :(

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Ah yes, climate criminal Bush will defientiely go down in the history books as the worlds worst person, ever.

I think "eco-terrorist" would be a more apt description :-)

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Clearly you slept thru history in school. :lol:

Many captains of industry are quick to label those who spike trees, and firebomb suv’s as eco-terrorists. But break down that word eco-terrorist, it really means one who terrorizes the ecosystem. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who are the real eco-terrorists. :cute:

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Many captains of industry are quick to label those who spike trees, and firebomb suv’s as eco-terrorists. But break down that word eco-terrorist, it really means one who terrorizes the ecosystem. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who are the real eco-terrorists. :cute:

Will The Real Eco-Terrorists Please Stand Up?

"I question who are the REAL eco-terrorists. Is it the activist who breaks into a lab after the government refuses to take action against blatant illegalities and frees hundreds of dogs, cats, monkeys, rabbits and other unfortunate animals from horrendous pain and torture? Is it those who choose to sabotage the machines that cut down the forests, dig the land into open pit mines that pollute the water and air after the government refuses to enforce even the meager environmental regulations that exist? Is it even those who choose to burn an empty building that is slaughtering up to 500 horses a week with the blood of those horses running out of the sewers after even local government and communities wanted them shut down for breaking the law?

Or is it the timber companies that clear-cut hundreds of square miles of old-growth forest until less than 3% is left in the US alone while the federal agencies charged with protecting our public resources turn a blind eye? Is it the energy companies that spew out tens of thousands of pounds of greenhouse gasses into the air? Is it the oil and gas industry that moves into the pristine wilderness, drilling millions of acres of untouched offshore habitat, endangering the lives of countless species and the lives of the indigenous people who rely on that environment to survive? Is it the industry that dumps toxic waste in our water and land and pollutes the air we breathe? Could it be our government, run by, and complicit with the earth-raping corporations who believe we the people are too stupid to stop them?

Who are the real eco-terrorists? I suggest that the industries of the world stand up and be counted. They, in fact, are the real eco-terrorists. How many thousands of people have died because of their callous disregard for the health and safety of people and the planet? How many species of plants and animals have gone extinct because of their destructive, illegal practices and outright greed? Those in the present administration and law enforcement who protect the bottom line of industry may also stand up and be counted. They too are responsible for not only encouraging the industries to continue their exploitation, but also enable them to expand their ways under the protection of the police state."

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Will The Real Eco-Terrorists Please Stand Up?

"I question who are the REAL eco-terrorists. Is it the activist who breaks into a lab after the government refuses to take action against blatant illegalities and frees hundreds of dogs, cats, monkeys, rabbits and other unfortunate animals from horrendous pain and torture? Is it those who choose to sabotage the machines that cut down the forests, dig the land into open pit mines that pollute the water and air after the government refuses to enforce even the meager environmental regulations that exist? Is it even those who choose to burn an empty building that is slaughtering up to 500 horses a week with the blood of those horses running out of the sewers after even local government and communities wanted them shut down for breaking the law?

Or is it the timber companies that clear-cut hundreds of square miles of old-growth forest until less than 3% is left in the US alone while the federal agencies charged with protecting our public resources turn a blind eye? Is it the energy companies that spew out tens of thousands of pounds of greenhouse gasses into the air? Is it the oil and gas industry that moves into the pristine wilderness, drilling millions of acres of untouched offshore habitat, endangering the lives of countless species and the lives of the indigenous people who rely on that environment to survive? Is it the industry that dumps toxic waste in our water and land and pollutes the air we breathe? Could it be our government, run by, and complicit with the earth-raping corporations who believe we the people are too stupid to stop them?

Who are the real eco-terrorists? I suggest that the industries of the world stand up and be counted. They, in fact, are the real eco-terrorists. How many thousands of people have died because of their callous disregard for the health and safety of people and the planet? How many species of plants and animals have gone extinct because of their destructive, illegal practices and outright greed? Those in the present administration and law enforcement who protect the bottom line of industry may also stand up and be counted. They too are responsible for not only encouraging the industries to continue their exploitation, but also enable them to expand their ways under the protection of the police state."

The icons on the left should have a tiny little eco-flag for you to wave :lol:

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[quote name='brettbh' post='3750'

The icons on the left should have a tiny little eco-flag for you to wave :lol:

Which I'd wave as enthusiastically as Shrub waves the US flag ;-)

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A list compiling some of the last-minute amendments here ---> A List of Bush Midnight Regulations Against the Environment | Twilight Earth

Below are just a few of the things Bush and his administration are doing.

-- Bureau of Land Management’s plans to auction off 20,000 hectares of oil and gas parcels within sight of Utah’s Delicate Arch natural bridge.

-- President Bush Opening Public Lands Near Parks for Drilling

-- Coal-fired power plants will no longer be required to install pollution controls or clean up soot and smog pollution.

-- Industrial size pig, cow and chicken farms can disregard the Clean Water Act and air pollution controls.

-- Restrictions will be eased so power plants can operate near national parks and wilderness areas.

-- Mountain-top mine operators could dump waste into rivers and streams.

-- 2m acres of land in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado opened to development of oil shales, the dirtiest fuel on Earth.

-- A rule eliminating the mandatory, independent advice of government scientists in decisions about whether dams, highways and other projects are likely to harm species.

Another one ---> The Sietch Blog » Bush Trying To Gut Endangered Species Act On His Way Out

On a more positive note ---> http://www.enviro-space.com/index.php?showtopic=889

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