Palin Is No Environmentalist
Gov. Sarah Palin is no friend of the environment.
Palin, McCain's vice presidential running mate, has had frequent run-ins with environmentalists. ... "Her philosophy from our perspective is cut, kill, dig and drill," said John Toppenberg, director of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, maintaining she is "in the Stone Age of wildlife management and is very opposed to utilizing accepted science."
Palin challenged the Bush administration's decision to classify the polar bear as an endangered species. Nor does she agree with the National Marine Fisheries Service that the beluga whale population is endangered. She opposed ballot initiatives to better protect salmon streams from mining operations and to outlaw the shooting of bears and wolves from aircraft. Let's not even talk about her lust for pipelines despite their impact on caribou populations. And, unlike John McCain, she refuses to acknowledge that human behavior might have had an impact on climate change. [more...]
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