To The Daily Sun,
Now betrayer-of-the-environment President Obama has given Shell permission to drill for oil in the Arctic. Here's what Greenpeace released: "It's an indefensible decision," said Greenpeace Arctic campaigner Ian Duff. "The Arctic is melting rapidly because of climate change. But instead of seeing it as a warning, Shell sees profit. It wants to drill for more of the stuff that caused the melting in the first place. And all the evidence shows Shell can't drill safely in the Arctic. The extreme conditions means it's when, not if, a spill will happen."
Put blame on Obama, basketball-court guy, manicured-golf-course guy. Sell-out guy.
It ties in, too, with opening our treasure, Atlantic coast and waters to the oil industry. That's coming next. From Florida to Delaware we will see tragic oil pollution. In whale nurseries, in sea turtle habitat. Where people earn their livings with fisheries and tourism. President Obama is owned by business.
Related: April 29 is the deadline for you Sierra Club members to send in your ballots for our national board of directors. I'm voting for: Steve Ma, Joseph Manning, Allison Chin, Cliff Cockerham, Lawson Legate. I used e-mail and phone calls to discuss ocean oil-drilling with them. They are for keeping carbon-based fuels in the ground. This new permission given to Shell will appall them, activists that they are. I have more confidence in voting for Sierra Club board than in voting for politicians and presidents, that sham voting we get.
Lynn Rudmin Chong
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