Trashing the environment |

Trashing the environment

A Bill Moyers’ article in The Star Tribune on Jan. 30, 2005, described why the Bush administration neglects our environment. Along with around 33 percent of the U.S. electorate, they believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ. They also believe they can fulfill this Biblical prophecy by sabotaging the environment. The thinking is that when things literally go to hell here, that’s when Christ will come back.

Moyers then listed the many ways the Bush administration has contributed to this cause: They have undermined the Clean Air Act, Clean Water, Endangered Species, EPA, lowered pollution limits and are working to eliminate smog inspections. They want to allow corporations to keep environmental problems secret, drill for oil offshore in Alaska and the melting Arctic regions and continue to deny global warming.

Meanwhile, in a scam to appear to try to control soaring gas prices, the Bush administration has announced that it will lower air standards again so that more polluting gas reserves can help keep costs down. This way they can profit from otherwise unmarketable fuels, and hasten environmental decline. A win-win situation for the “religious” lemmings.

Nationwide, we must vote these zealots out of office.

Ron Seeger

Chicago Park

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