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Evironmentalists Against Gore (July 2000)

Has Gore really changed since 2000? Read below and ask yourself if he has apologized for all the broken promises of the Clinton/Gore reign?
> < http://www.commondreams.org/news2000/0721-01.htm>http://www.commondreams.
> org/news2000/0721-01.htm
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> JULY 21, 2000
> 9:00 AM
>
> CONTACT: Environmentalists Against Gore
>
> Moisha Blechman 212.869.1630
> David Brower 415.788.3666
> Lee Christie 541.386.8891
> Ronnie Cummins 218.226.4164
> Janet Fout 304.522.0246
> Dan Hamburg 707.467.0329
> Tim Hermach 541.688.2600
> Denise Joines 206.286.1235 x12
> Tracy Katelman 707.629.3599
> Bryony Schwan 406.543.3747
> Jeffrey St Clair 503.657.5295
> Brian Vincent 530.265.3506
>
> Environmental Leaders Announce The Formation of Environmentalists Against
> Gore
>
> WASHINGTON - July 21 - Sixty-one environmental leaders from 18 states
> announced
> today the formation of ENVIRONMENTALISTS AGAINST GORE, and urged people who
> care
> about protecting America's environment to listen to their conscience and
vote
> for anyone but Democratic candidate Al Gore.
>
> "Gore is getting the endorsement of some national environmental groups only
> because they are so afraid of George Bush, and so intimidated by the Gore
> campaign's
> where-else-can-you-go attitude," said Tim Hermach, one of the organizers of
> Environmentalists Against Gore.
>
> "Vice President Gore has a long record of making campaign promises about
> protecting
> America's natural heritage and then breaking his promise every time one of
> his
> political supporters wants to do something that would damage or destroy our
> forests,
> rivers, and streams, oceans, even our National Parks," Hermach added.
>
> "If George W. Bush wins the election, then at least we could expect the
> national
> environmental community to really fight for tougher pollution enforcement
and
> genuine
> protection of our living life-support system," said David Brower, another
> founder
> of Environmentalists Against Gore. "From Alaska to the Everglades, New
Jersey
> to California, the Vice President talks about being an environmentalist, but
> he's
> sold out American citizens, workers, taxpayers and the environment more
times
> than
> we can count. He sides with clear-cutting timber barons, big sugar, big oil
> and
> real estate speculators over forests and watersheds, parks and wildlife. And
> we
> lose those fights because when Al Gore sells out, national environmental
> groups
> come to his aide, claiming the problem lies somewhere else, with Congress or
> federal
> agencies. But we all know the buck stops at the White House."
>
> All the environmental leaders supporting the organization released this
> statement:
>
> "Many of our members support Ralph Nader, and others believe that even
having
> George W. Bush in the White House, under the eye of an energized
> environmental community,
> will lead to better protection for nature and wildlife than we can expect
> from Al
> Gore. We've seen Gore turn his back on the people of Appalachia while
> mountains
> and streams are illegally destroyed by strip miners. We've seen Gore talk
> about
> the importance of preserving our forest heritage while refusing to stop
> cutting
> it down. He is increasing the logging of what's left of our publicly owned
> native
> and old-growth national forests and monuments as we speak. Al Gore talks
> about the
> catastrophic threat of global warming, yet shows very little leadership to
> stop
> it. We've seen him talk about fighting sprawl while he's promoting sleazy
> real estate deals that would move industrial jobs away from urban Miami onto
> farmland
> between two National Parks. We've heard him lecture the world about
> preserving
> nature in the tropics when he is encouraging the big sugar plantations to
> continue
> polluting our own Everglades. We've read candidate Gore's press releases
> about protecting our beaches from offshore drilling, and then watched Vice
> President
> Gore say it is none of his business if his own Administration promotes
> offshore
> drilling in Florida, California, and Alaska. We've watched Gore pretend not
> to know about it when his own White House staff and the federal agencies
turn
> the
> Endangered Species Act into a tool for extinction. And just this week we
> watched
> Al Gore refuse to advocate breaching of four Snake River dams rejecting the
> recommendations
> of scientists and federal agencies. We believe that people, nature and
> wildlife,
> in the United States and in the world, will be better protected if we return
> to
> an honest national debate about the role of the environment in our lives and
> economy,
> instead of the cynical orchestrated charade Vice President Gore is engaged
> in."
>
> 1) We can't get what we want by voting for what we don't want.
>
> 2) We can't win by submitting to fear of imagined Republican actions.
>
> 3) We can no longer condone or reward the long and established record of
> dishonesty,
> smoke & mirrors, shell games and betrayal.
>
> 4) We can't get good & honest people to run if we repeatedly fail to support
> the ones that do.
>
> 5) We demand Fair & Open Debates - and honest politicians.
>
> 6) We demand that People and the Public Interest receive the importance now
> given
> to corporate cash and political supporters.
>
> 7) We realize that false friends can often do more harm than known
> adversaries.
>
> Voting Our Principles & Hopes, Not Our Fears.
>
> (affiliations listed for identification purposes only)
>
> Cindy Allsbrooks - TX - Headwaters & NFC - (409) 653-3982
> Patricia Awerbuch - PA - Independent - (610) 359-1931
> Caroline Bauman - Lincoln County Chapter, Oregon LCV - (541) 547-3075
> Moisha Blechman - NYC Sierra Club - (212) 869-1630
> John Borowski - OR - Environmental Science Teacher - (541) 929.5224
> David Brower - CA - Sierra Club, Earth Island - (415) 788-3666
> Jasper Carlton - CO - Biodiversity Legal Foundation - (303) 926-7606
> Lee Christie - OR - Audubon and The Nature Conservancy - (541) 386-8891
> Patricia Clary - CA - Californians for Alternatives to Toxics - (707)
> 822-8497
> Michael Colby - VT - Food & Water - (802) 563-3300
> Carla Connally - AL - Wild South - (256) 974-6166
> Karen Coulter - OR - Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project - (541) 468-2028
> Ronnie Cummins - MN - Pure Food Campaign - (218) 226.4164
> Murray Dailey - MI - North Woods Wilderness Recovery - (906) 225-1938
> David Dilworth - CA - Friends of the Forest - (831) 624.6500
> Michael Donnelly - OR - Friends of the Breitenbush Cascades - (503) 581-2616
> Melanie Duchin - AK - Greenpeace - (907) 278-2502
> Ray Fenner - MN - Superior Wilderness Action Network - (651) 646-6277
> Sara Folger - MT - Predator Conservation Alliance - (406) 587-3389
> Janet Fout - OH - Huntington Tri-State Audubon - (304) 522-0246
> Rick Gorman - NY - Native Forest Council Regional - (718) 530-5663
> Dan Hamburg - CA - ex-Congressman - Voice of the Environment - (707)
467-0329
> Tim Hermach - OR - Native Forest Council - (541) 688-2600 or (541) 953-5293
> Carol Hoover - AK/CA - EYAK Preservation Council - (415) 454-2436
> Deborah Howes - OR - Oregon Wildlife Federation - (503) 286-3634
> Denise Joines - WA - One Northwest - (206) 286.1235 x12
> Tracy Katelman - CA - EcoForester/Activist - (707) 629-3599
> Joe Keating - OR -Chapter Chair of Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter, - (503)
> 234-2613
> Don Kegley - United Steelworkers of America - (509)-483-9126
> Steve Kelly - MT - Friends of the Wild Swan - (406) 586-0180
> Jeff Kessler - WY - Biodiversity Associates - (307) 742-7978
> Leeona Klippstein - CA - Spirit of the Sage Council - (626) 744-9932
> Cecelia Lanman - CA - EPIC Emeritus - (707) 923.3614
> Martin Litton - CA - Grand Canyon Dories - (415) 851-2616
> Gwen Marshall - OH - Protect Biodiversity & Public Lands - (513) 761-6978
> Emily Miggins - CA - Founder, Re-Think Paper - (510) 636-9019
> David Orr - UT - Glen Canyon Action Network - (435) 259-1063
> David Ortman - WA - past Director, NW Office, Friends of the Earth - (206)
> 789-6136
> Karen Picket - CA - Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters - (510) 548-3113
> Pat Rasmussen - WA - Leavenworth Audubon Adopt-a-Forest - (509) 548-7640
> Ruby Lee Rose - CA - Planet, Mind, Soul, Spirit - (415) 868-2767
> Susan Schock - NM - Gila Watch - (505) 388-2854
> Bryony Schwan - MT - Women's Voices for the Earth - (406) 543-3747
> Lewis Seiler - CA - V.O.T.E. Action Committee - (415) 435-2522
> Dr. Fraser Shilling, - CA - Sierra Club - (530) 753-1678.
> Scott Silver - OR - Wild Wilderness - (541) 385-5261
> Robin Smith - OH - ex-EPA, NFC Office - (614) 538-9344
> Jeff St Clair - OR - CounterPunch - (503) 657-5295
> Alan Stein - CA - Fmr Director, Salmon Bay Protective Assn. - (707) 937-4700
> Kent Stromsmoe - CA - Forestry Monitoring Project - (925) 372-8619
> Charlotte Talberth - NM - Levinson Foundation - (505) 995-8802
> Dr. Bron Taylor - WI - Univ of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Professor - (920) 424-7183
> Larry Tuttle - OR - Center for Environmental Equity - (503) 221-1683
> Ray Vaughan - AL - Environmentalists FOR Nader - (334) 265-6529
> Brian Vincent - CA - American Lands Alliance - (530) 265-3506
> Paul Watson - WA - Sea Shepherds - (360) 370-5500
> Meca Wawona - CA - New Growth Forestry - (707) 462-2114
> Tom Weis - CO - Greenfire - (303) 245.8178
> Chuck Willer - OR - Coast Range Association - (541) 758.0255
> Margaret Hays Young - NY - NYC Sierra Club - (718) 789-0038

holy smoke n mirrors 12.Oct.2007 22:44

small potato

is this not the same gore who just won the nobel prize?? maybe, just maybe human caused greenhouse gases are not to blame, but rather an astronomical phenomenon to climax in 2012 dec. 21 when the planet crosses the galactic plane.

where do we sign the petition of environmentalists FOR GORE 14.Oct.2007 15:59

kirsten anderberg

This is pathetic. Again, Al Gore has done more for the environment than anyone I know personally, and he also has done much more for the environment than say, Jeff Luers or Daniel McGowan. Ouch, reality hurts, eh? He has done more positive work on the environment than anyone I have noted condemning him. I think this shit is about petty JEALOUSY and nothing more. If you actually CARED about the environment, you would be supporting Al Gore. And what about this Nadar crap? He fired his entire staff when they tried to organize with a union. So save the hypocritical bullshit. I would support Gore way before I would support this group, due solely to productivity and visible results.

Regardless of personal opinions, he made Global Warming a household term. 15.Oct.2007 15:15

Georgianna Wood glapeer@sbcglobal.net

I'll have to agree lock-step with Kirsten on this one.