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Enviro-Mich message from Sheinzman <sheinzman@prodigy.net>
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This we have to vote for the Democrat because we can't risk the
Republican getting in puts the fear voters into a catch-22 loop from
which there is no escape when limited to voting/supporting only one of
the two establishment parties.  Progressives/liberals/lefties or
whatever term used have to break this loop.  The similarities between
the two parties are more dangerous than their differences.  Below are
some examples.


Institute for Public Accuracy
915 National Press Building, Washington, D.C. 20045
(202) 347-0020 * http://www.accuracy.org * ipa@accuracy.org
___________________________________________________

PM Wednesday, October 25, 2000

THE ENVIRONMENT: BEHIND THE RHETORIC

PATTI GOLDMAN, pgoldman@earthjustice.org, http://www.earthjustice.org
A managing attorney with Earthjustice Defense Fund, Goldman said today:
"Differences between Bush and Gore include the Arctic Wildlife Refuge,
which
came up in the debates. There are also differences in the priority and
strategies for recovering Pacific salmon.... Gore favors having labor
and
environmental protection in trade agreements while Bush has not come out
for
those, but Gore's position will not solve some of the fundamental
problems..."

TIM HERMACH, tim@forestcouncil.org, http://www.forestcouncil.org
Founder of the Native Forest Council, Hermach said today: "Gore is
getting
the endorsement of some national environmental groups only because they
are
so afraid of George W. Bush, and so intimidated by the Gore campaign's
where-else-can-you-go attitude."

NIAZ DORRY, niaz.dorry@dialb.greenpeace.org,
http://www.greenpeaceusa.org
Greenpeace campaigner Dorry used to live in East Liverpool, Ohio, where
Waste Technologies continues to operate an incinerator. She said:
"During
the 1992 election Al Gore promised to close down the incinerator, which
is
just 400 yards from an elementary school. But it has been nothing but
delays
and broken promises." Today activists held a protest at the EPA in D.C.
with
a school bus impaled by a mock incinerator smokestack.

JOE BROWDER, dandb@dunlapbrowder.org, http://www.everglades.org
A longtime Everglades activist in Florida, Browder said: "Vice President

Gore, while talking anti-sprawl, has been doing his best to move jobs
and
industrial activity away from Miami to farm land between two national
parks
to benefit a group of real estate speculators that he is politically
close
to."

HARVEY WASSERMAN, nonukeshw@aol.com, http://www.nirs.org
Author of "The Last Energy War: The Battle Over Utility Deregulation"
and
senior advisor to the Nuclear Information and Resource Service,
Wasserman
said today: "Bush is right when he says that Clinton-Gore have failed to

have an energy policy. Unfortunately, Bush's own energy policy is oil,
oil,
oil. Gore bragged that he would put his environmental record against
Ralph
Nader's. Gore may be better than Bush, but neither are on the same
planet as
Nader, whose credentials define the term 'green'. Clinton-Gore is now
demanding that the Kyoto accords include emission credits for nuclear
power,
which would in effect subsidize nuclear power as a 'cure' for global
warming. They're flirting with more Chernobyls here."

JEFFREY ST. CLAIR, counterpunch@counterpunch.org,
http://www.counterpunch.org
Co-author of "Al Gore: A User's Manual" and a specialist in the
environment,
St. Clair said today: "Bush's environmental record is anemic, but most
of
the problems which he has exacerbated in Texas have at their core
laxities
of the Clinton-Gore EPA. Clinton and Gore have done more harm to the
environment than Presidents Bush and Reagan did. This isn't because they
are
to the right of the Republicans, but because public interest groups
fought
Reagan and Bush and abetted Clinton and Gore in their sellouts to
chemical
companies, timber giants, real estate developers and the energy
conglomerates. It was Clinton-Gore that was able to enact NAFTA and
GATT;
it's questionable whether a Republican president could have done that
for big
business."

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; David Zupan, (541) 484-9167



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