Spying & Caribou?
Last Wednesday, Chad
Calvert, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, approved
changes to allow exploration, leasing and drilling on 100 percent of the
National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. This comes less than one month
after Congress banned drilling for oil in ANWR. With the signing,
the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area, one of the most significant caribou and
goose nesting grounds, will be subjected to the trauma of the oil
industry. With the stroke of a pen, this historically significant area,
which has maintained special protections despite its being lodged at the
edge of the oil reserve, has been "sold."
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January 16th, 2006, Martin Luther King Day, Al Gore addressed the
nation from Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, regarding President
George Bush's secret authorization of NSA (National Security
Agency) eavesdropping on and wiretapping of US citizens without
is a speech every citizen should hear.
President Al Gore continues . . . .
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Al Gore concludes, and encourages "we the people" to put
back in order the balance of power so carefully and wisely crafted
to preserve, through times much more difficult than those we face
now, the great light of a truly democratic society.