Yesterday, this administration cancelled outthe protection that the Clinton administration gave to over 58 million acres of federal forest. It is now open to development. Mining, logging, oil etc…,
I am no great fan of Clinton, he was a long way too far right for my tastes. But this is just fucking incredible.
First we have the decision that will open up untouched parts of Alaska for oil drilling. On the pretext of weaning the nation off foreign oil. Of course at best the Alaskan reserve will only be a minute fraction of America’s oil needs. And the environmental cost is likely to be astronomical.
Now we have this. Apparently state governors will be able to petition the federal government to allow forest land to remain pristine. Their petitions will go to a committee of groups “interested in conservation.” No doubt that will be composed mostly of oil, mining and logging interests. You think Greenpeace will be on it? Methinks not.
Now, I know Bush has absolutely zero respect for the environment or anything outside enriching his corporate fucking cronies. I expect nothing but anti-poor, anti-environment policies from him. I have never been disappointed in my expectations. I just cannot fathom how anyone can be this fucking stupid, this fucking mindless, this fucking greedy - on behalf of his shithouse mates.
Here’s to you, Mr Shithouse President. hope you have a shitty day.