Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin of Alaska Chosen as Running Mate

More Bad News from Alaska.

Senator John McCain announced that Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska is his choice for running mate.

Rodger Schlickeisen, the president of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund released the following statement:

“Senator McCain’s choice for a running mate is beyond belief. By choosing Sarah Palin, McCain has clearly made a decision to continue the Bush legacy of destructive environmental policies.“Sarah Palin, whose husband works for BP (formerly British Petroleum), has repeatedly put special interests first when it comes to the environment. In her scant two years as governor, she has lobbied aggressively to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, pushed for more drilling off of Alaska’s coasts, and put special interests above science. Ms. Palin has made it clear through her actions that she is unwilling to do even as much as the Bush administration to address the impacts of global warming. Her most recent effort has been to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the polar bear from the endangered species list, putting Big Oil before sound science. As unbelievable as this may sound, this actually puts her to the right of the Bush administration. “This is Senator McCain’s first significant choice in building his executive team and it’s a bad one. It has to raise serious doubts in the minds of voters about John McCain’s commitment to conservation, to addressing the impacts of global warming and to ensuring our country ends its dependency on oil.”

Perhaps it is true what everyone has been saying - that McCain will mean "more of the same", at least where our environment and wildlife is concerned.

Whatever happens, we must not give up. We must continue our fight to

Save the Wolves Now!

1 comment:

BBR said...

Keep up the fight!!! Private citizens killing wolves from planes is not professional wild life management. We hear you and support you way down here in New Jersey.