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Something’s Fishy


To the Editor of the East Hampton Independent,

That Bush would even consider not raping the environment as he has done consistently as pay-back to his corporate money base, comes as an unexpected but pleasant surprise; must be getting close to elections.

He actually plans to designate an island chain spanning nearly 1,400 miles of the Pacific northwest of Hawaii as a national monument creating the largest protected marine reserve in the world. Let us hope this is not merely a diversionary tactic to camouflage opening up the pristine arctic to his oil drilling cronies, our national forests to his lumber industry supporters or decimating our land by his coal gougers. Evidently, the fishing industry has been deemed to be the political sacrificial lamb. If it looks like a fish and smells like a fish, it must be fishy.

Nevertheless, it's something. Could it perhaps be a precursor to realizing what virtually all respected scientists agree: Global Warming Is Real, a threat to all on this planet and it must be dealt with through international recognition and cooperation?

Nah!

CLIFTON BLACK
June 27, 2006

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