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8 comments17 Apr 2002 @ 01:16 by tdeane : Great Post, Mark!
Thanks for posting this, Mark! This was the first email I saw in my box this morning, and I immediately sent the letter from the site. There are some really awesome beings protected in the Artic. Interesting note about Polar Bears: When photographed by infrared photography, all that appears on the film are the eyes, surrounded by a ghost-like image. Much love ~ Tricia
17 Apr 2002 @ 05:57 by invictus : I like polar bears...
...and they're so heat efficient! :) Good post Mark. I sent the e-mail.
17 Apr 2002 @ 06:48 by jstarrs : Got it, Mark..
Later feedback : received this answer back:
Thanks so much for sending a message to protest proposed legislation
that would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to destructive
oil drilling. There is nothing patriotic about destroying our
nation's premier wildlife sanctuary for the sake of a 180-day
supply of oil, especially when we could save many times that simply
by making our cars more fuel efficient.
The Arctic Refuge is a wilderness like no other. Its vast, untouched
majestic stillness and grandeur are found practically nowhere
else on earth. But it's going to take a huge collective effort
by concerned people like you to make sure this critical birthing
ground for Arctic wildlife is not exploited and destroyed on the
pretext of energy security. I deeply appreciate your taking the
time to make your voice heard in defense of the irreplaceable
Arctic Refuge and in favor of a more sustainable energy future.
Director of Alaska Projects
Natural Resources Defense Council"
18 Apr 2002 @ 04:36 by tdeane : And They Do Get There!
Just wanted to say that we received an acknowledgement from our senator the same day we sent our letters from the site.:-) Much love ~ Tricia
18 Apr 2002 @ 06:35 by martha : the power of the internet
NRDC was brought to my attention several months ago when Patricia Sun mentioned it on her show. The site is a fine example of the power we possess to change the world. This is why the internet is so powerful. Once people can fully grasp this ability we have at our finger tips a chance to make a true democracy in this country and fight the corpocracy that presently exists.
Ps- For those of you who haven't heard Patrica Sun on Wisdom radio be warned that she is only going to be on until May 11. Wisdom Radio has choosen not to renew her contract. Obviously a big disconnect at the media company. Patricia , in my humble opinion , is the best person they have at Wisdom to explain a new way of thinking.
18 Apr 2002 @ 21:59 by mmmark : WE DID IT!
Arctic Drilling Plan Fails in Senate
The Associated Press
Apr 18 2002 11:50PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate rejected by a wide margin President
Bush's plans for oil drilling in an Arctic wildlife refuge Thursday, turning
aside arguments that the oil was needed for the nation's security.
The vote was a blow to the administration, which repeatedly has cited
development of the Alaska refuge's oil as a centerpiece of its energy
Environmentalists waged an intense campaign to protect the refuge,
calling it a unique ecological treasure. Drilling supporters said their
proposal contained environmental safeguards.
While the House already has approved legislation to allow development
of the oil-saturated coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the
size of the anti-drilling vote in the Senate may doom any prospect for a
drilling measure in Congress this year.
Senate Republicans fell 14 votes short, 54-46, of the 60 needed to break
a Democratic filibuster and allow a vote on putting the refuge provision
into a broader energy bill.
19 Apr 2002 @ 01:41 by jazzolog : Election Season
Good point, Chip! I'm hearing Bush is trying the ol' tax cut/refund idea again to distract the nation. Of course, Reagan didn't rest until he had given the country away to his business backers, who promptly took their fortunes abroad...and New World Order and global economy were born. Bush'd like nothing better than to bankrupt Social Security. He may want to save the Saddam invasion until second term.
20 Apr 2002 @ 12:48 by tdeane : Ah, Such Wonderful News!
See what enough simple clicks can do? Perhaps we can convince the NRDC to continue it's efforts by considering our young people in the armed services one of our most valuable natural resources and impede and quelch any drooling over the vast resouces of Iraq. Ah, the possibilities...!!! Much love, Tricia
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