Bush Creating Huge Wildlife Sanctuary, Friedman on McCain

The New York Times gets all fair and balanced today, praising President Bush for his environmental actions in the Pacific Ocean while Tom Friedman lets loose on McCain and Palin.

Mr. Bush’s Blue Legacy :"President Bush is considering setting aside three vast, remote corners of the Pacific Ocean for protection, an area larger than Alaska and Texas combined. In a memo last month, Mr. Bush directed his administration to develop a plan for creating sanctuaries in the waters around the Northern Mariana Islands, including the Mariana Trench, the world’s deepest; Rose Atoll in American Samoa; and parts of a long, sprawling collection of reefs and atolls known as the Line Islands." ::Editorial in New York Times

Previously on TreeHugger: Hawaiian Archipelago - A Step in the Right Direction for Mr. Bush ...

Tom Friedman: And Then There Was One
"With his choice of Sarah Palin — the Alaska governor who has advocated drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and does not believe mankind is playing any role in climate change — for vice president, John McCain has completed his makeover from the greenest Republican to run for president to just another representative of big oil." ::New York Times

More Tom Friedman in TreeHugger:
Quote of the Day: Tom Friedman on the Politics of Energy
Thomas L. Friedman on "Our Green Bubble"

Tags: Endangered Species | Oil


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