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Re: Fw: Arctic Refuge in danger again!


Thanks for the heads-up Marge.  Biogems should be fiercely defended!

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:26 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Fw: Arctic Refuge in danger again!


> For the wilderness lovers on the list; those who don't care, just
> delete......
>
> Marge
>
> ----------
> > From: John Adams, NRDC President <biogemsdefenders@savebiogems.org>
> > Subject: Arctic Refuge in danger again!
> > Date: Sunday, June 13, 2004 11:11 PM
> >
> > Dear NRDC BioGems Defender,
> >
> > As soon as Tuesday, the House of Representatives is going to vote
> yet again on
> > opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to massive oil
> development.
> >
> > The White House and its allies in Congress are cynically exploiting
> the current
> > rise in gasoline prices as their new pretext for sacrificing
> America's premier
> > wildlife refuge.
> >
> > Please go to
> > http://www.savebiogems.org/arctic/takeaction.asp?step=2&item=52141
> > and send a message telling your representative to oppose drilling
> in the Arctic
> > Refuge and to vote No on H.R. 4529 -- the bill that would authorize
> this
> > destruction.
> >
> > Drilling in the Arctic Refuge would have absolutely no effect on
> today's gas
> > prices at the pump. Arctic oil would take 10 years to get to market
> and would
> > only amount to a tiny drop in the bucket of our nation's oil
> consumption -- not
> > nearly enough to impact prices.
> >
> > Only one group would benefit from destroying the Arctic Refuge: the
> oil giants.
> > Everyone else loses. Our nation's last pristine arctic wilderness
> would be
> > polluted forever. Wildlife would suffer. And consumers would remain
> dependent
> > on a volatile oil market.
> >
> > Improving the fuel efficiency of our cars and trucks would deliver
> far more
> > energy than the Arctic Refuge ever could -- and it would do so more
> quickly,
> > more cheaply and without destroying our natural heritage.
> >
> > A recent poll shows that the vast majority of Americans wants to
> pursue this
> > sensible path of fuel economy and oil savings in order to lower gas
> prices.
> >
> > Let's be sure that Congress hears from that majority before it
> votes this week!
> >
> > Go to
> > http://www.savebiogems.org/arctic/takeaction.asp?step=2&item=52141
> > and tell your representative to oppose this senseless attack on our
> last and
> > greatest sanctuary for Arctic wildlife. Thank you.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > John H. Adams
> > President
> > Natural Resources Defense Council
> >
> > . . .
> >
> > BioGems: Saving Endangered Wild Places
> > A project of the Natural Resources Defense Council
> > http://www.savebiogems.org
> >
> > Note: We appreciate the opportunity to communicate with you and
> other NRDC
> > BioGems Defenders, but if you would prefer not to receive BioGems
> updates or
> > hear from BioGems activists in the field, you can send an email
> message to
> > biogemsdefenders@savebiogems.org with "Please remove my name" in
> the subject
> > line.
> >
> > To update your information, including your email or mailing
> address, log in to
> > your Action Visa at http://www.savebiogems.org/actionvisa/ and
> click "Update
> > your info."
>
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