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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Artist: Enviro responsibility 'has left the building'

Alaskan photographer Douglas Yates expresses his passion for preserving ANWR in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. He also expresses no small amount of disgust for the politics at play.

"The cliff ahead indicates more than a technology gap," he writes. "While automobile efficiency legislation and most strategies to reduce oil dependence go begging, the Bush regime prefers foreign wars and domestic rape to meet growing consumption. The arrogance of power is blind."

Yates believes ANWR is a seminal issue, one that will define the path forward. That's why I created this blog, and it's why I hope you'll pay attention, regardless of your position.

He concludes: "The American way of life will be redrawn by our response to increasing pollution and climate change. While most Republicans shrug responsibility to the future, we must not. Preserving the integrity of the Arctic refuge sets an ideal that aspires Americans to think beyond themselves."