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Saturday, September 17, 2005

NEWS: Oil Companies to save Arctic?

One of our friends over at The Blue Voice, one of our favourite blogs, has brought the Arctic Refuge Action Day to our attention.

This Tuesday, September 20th, at 11am, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, a protest will take place to highlight public disgust at the Oil industry's / Bush administration's desire to find a few gallons of oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR). The protest will be followed by discussions with your local representatives. This may be the last chance to prevent this pristine part of our planet being 'explored'.

I have to admit there seems no logic to drilling in the Arctic...the probable energy return is at best minimal. And will not be available for at least a decade. The cost to that part of the world? Well based on the Oil Industry's record in other parts of the world it would appear that the region is screwed if the Oil Industry gets their hands on it.

But what can you do for the Arctic? Click here to find out your options.

And if you live outside of the US then contact your local representative to demand that your government voice its disgust and concern ASAP.

Or do nothing...perhaps the oil industry will protect it for you?



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At 5:48 AM, Blogger Siel said...

Just sent my email to congress -- Wish there was something more I could do... I don't think I can make it over to DC by the 20th --

FYI -- you have a new fan!

At 10:22 AM, Blogger City Hippy said...

Hi Siel

Well speaking out is probably the most important thing you can do...that and evangelizing to people we know...what more could anyone ask?

I certainly can't get to DC...long swim! ;)

Thanks so much for the connection to that name....Avast ye knitters!



At 5:55 PM, Blogger marigolds2 said...

Bless you for linking to this. I know what a big following your blog has, so this should get the word out to many more folks who can take action. We at The Blue Voice love you madly. Or, at any way, I do.

At 10:20 PM, Blogger City Hippy said...

Hi Marigolds2

Thanks...we just wanna do our bit...even though we are not in the US this affects us all equally of course. One planet! One people!

I have written to my MP asking him to:

a) clarify his parties (the opposition) position for me with regard to the US gov desire to drill in the ANWR.


b) to ask a question during the next possible Prime Ministers Question Time on my behalf asking the government the same question.

May do nothing...on the other hand...a butterfly beating its wings and all that...better to say something than nothing eh?




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