Friday, May 06, 2005

environmental suicide

I consider myself an ecofeminist among other things. So I get quite upset when I hear that Bush is pro-environment because, as the Tucson Citizen reports, that's a big fat lie.

Bush not only wanted to drill off the coast of Alaska to decrease our dependency on foreign oil, he has now lifted a ban on logging and road building in forested areas. I don't think our environment can survive much more of the taking and not giving anything back game and it saddens me to think that in 20 years or so we'll be living a life that is usually only made up in Sci-Fi movies.

There isn't lengthy commentary in the article and of course, the Undersecretary for Agriculture states that the goal is to "afford protection to roadless areas in the right way." and that
Efforts dating back 40 years failed, he said, because they ignored the views of state officials and local residents about how national forestland should be used and invited lengthy lawsuits.

There really shouldn't be a whole lot of argument here: the 10 year plans state that no building can be done for various environmental reasons. There are many of us who would like to know that trees and forests will be around in the next 20 years or so. Where's the problem in that logic exactly?