Saturday, September 13, 2008

Alaska - warming in the balance

The Independent has a strong piece about the environmental credentials of the Governor of Alaska... and this is 'mobility' as it's about the mobility of ice to melt and the mobility of beluga whales to near extinction:

The Palin administration has allowed Chevron to triple the amount of toxic waste it pours into the waters of Cook Inlet. This, even though the number of beluga whales in the bay has collapsed from 1,300 to 350 – the point of extinction – because of pollution and increased ship traffic.

On the Republican convention floor she said: "We Americans need to produce more of our own oil and gas and take it from a gal who knows the North Slope of Alaska: We've got lots of both."

The fact that drilling won't solve every problem "is no excuse to do nothing at all", she said, putting the country on notice that "starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we're going to lay more pipelines ... build more nuclear plants ... create jobs with clean coal ... and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal and other alternative sources".

Read more at The Independent here

Also, see coverage at 'Concerned Citizens • against • Climate Change'

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