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Bush Conserves Vast Areas of Pacific Ocean as Monuments

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Just two weeks before he leaves office, President George W. Bush today set aside three new marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean. Taken together, the three monuments cover nearly 200,000 square miles, and they will now receive America’s highest level of environmental recognition and conservation, the president said.

None of them, you will note, is likely to interfere with offshore drilling or the economic activities of his friends, but Bush will be able to claim he has saved 200,000+ square miles of ocean from environmental degradation (apart from what drifts in).  Who…me? Cynical?

Bush Conserves Vast Areas of Pacific Ocean as Monuments

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

2 thoughts on “Bush Conserves Vast Areas of Pacific Ocean as Monuments

  1. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

    Mine were chosen with care. Whether or not you approve of them is a different matter.

  2. The hypocricy of it! Especially taking into account the “what drifts in” clause. I wrote recently about pastic rubbish soup in the Pacific: http://curiouslyinspired.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/call-for-action-plastic-rubbish-soup-overwhelming-the-pacific-ocean/

    It seems that politicians and governments are still hell-bent on ignoring this ecological catastrophe whilst promoting their agendas under any guises. “Furious” does nearly even start to describe how I feel about this.

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