Letters to the Editor / Pocono Record / December 20, 2003
Editor, the Record:
While you were busy going about your regular routines, legislation has recently
passed that is devastating to the balance of nature. Against the advice of his
own colleagues, President Bush pushed for legislation which now allows the Navy
to deploy a sonar system which will maim, deafen and kill whales, dolphins and
millions of fish.
President Bush has also backed the Republican governor of Alaska in his plan
to decimate most of the wolves in Alaska. Soon, they will be shot from planes.
When the wolves are gone, the moose population will grow. Then, more hunters
will come to Alaska to shoot moose. (A boycott of Alaskan tourism is planned
if this hunt does occur).
Despite overwhelming protests from concerned citizens like you, the Bush administration
is pressing ahead with unthinkable plans to exploit and destroy several areas
that have been protected thus far.
Unless their plans are blocked, this administration will proceed with open-pit
mining in the historic Everglades, clear-cutting trees in the pristine Alaskan
rain forest, and drilling in Utah's world-renowned Redrock Wilderness. They are
finalizing a plan for the commercial logging of Giant Sequoia National Park.
This destruction will be of trees that can live over 3,000 years and grow to
over 300 feet.
If you are interested in saving these BioGems, please call your U.S. senators
and representative to protest. You can also log onto http://www.nrdc.org or
call (212) 727-2700 to support or join the Natural Resources Defense Council
in their efforts to save our national treasures.
CHERYL PHILLIPS / Cresco PA
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