TELL BUSH: "YOU JUST LOST MY VOTE!"
Throughout his term, the Bush Administration has repeatedly said one thing to the American public, but done something very different. From speaking pro-environment while rolling back key environmental protections, to placing the interests of his polluting-industry cronies ahead of the public's interest in clean air and clean water , to misusing science for his own political objectives.
As we move closer to Election Day 2004, here are some environmental reasons we're not voting for President Bush in 2004. Have more reasons? Add your own in the comment fields below! Environmental Reasons We Support Kerry over Bush For President:
Bush supports the importation and sale of some of the most
endangered species in the world. History has shown that putting a price
on an animal's head never serves to protect it in the long run.
Bush has threatened our historic Clean Water Act by telling the EPA
and Army Corps of Engineers staff to stop enforcing Clean Water Act
protections for many of the nation’s wetlands, ponds, and streams.
Bush dropped out of the Kyoto treaty, and then failed to offer
alternative solutions that address and attempt to slow global warming,
despite ominous warnings from scientists around the world, and even the
Bush received the first ever failing grade on the League of Conservation Voters' Presidential Report Card for his abysmal environmental record.
Kerry has fought to protect our environment and our health. His exceptional lifetime score of 92% on the League of Conservation Voters
National EnvironmentalScorecard demonstrates his unsurpassed leadership on clean air, safe drinking water and a healthy environment.
Got more reasons to question Bush's Presidential record? Sign this petition and share them below!
Dear President Bush,
As an American who loves this country, I feel lucky to be able to help pick a leader who will best protect our land and people. Election 2004 will give me a chance to vote for someone I can be proud of.
That person will not be you, Mr. President, because frankly, I am not
proud of the direction our country is headed or how we’ve forgotten about the critical issues that affect most Americans. In the last three years, your administration has launched a devastating attack on our environment and on our health.
You supported weaker controls on mercury polluting powerplants - how will this protect our mothers and children? As asthma rates increase, your administration has fought to weaken the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, and insisted on keeping air-polluting
snowmobiles in Yellowstone, even though 80% of the American public wants stronger environmental protections.
And then, there's the attack on our wilderness - opening pristine lands up to oil drilling and logging to further our dependence on antiquated energy technologies. You've done almost nothing to help develop alternative energies or utilize existing technologies that would grant us independence from foreign oil, slow global warming, and keep America clean.
Mr. President, the list goes on and on, and it's for this reason, I regret to say that I cannot vote for you in 2004. Our country is going in the wrong direction.
I care about our people, our health, and our environment, and that is why I will not vote for you in election 2004.
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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