Intersectionality ‘Round the Interwebs, No. 6: PETA, PMS & Michael Pollan

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

First and foremost, a few links from Sociological Images. Due to time constraints, I went a month or so without reading the blog, so it’s time to play catchup.

Ejaculation Imagery in a Dutch Creamer Ad

In which the milk of an (s)exploited mother acts as a stand-in for semen; at commercial’s climax (pun most definitely intended), said semen is “accidentally” spurted all over the face of a unsuspecting woman. About as classy as it is original!

Do You Love Animals? Do You Have Lady Bits? Take Off Your Clothes!

Lisa examines a series of UPI photos of a PETA event that took place on Capitol Hill in order to protest/celebrate National Hot Dog Day. The photos feature two bikini-clad Lettuce Ladies – serving soydogs alongside two fully-dressed male PETA members – and the slideshow of ten pictures includes four boob/crotch shots. “Gender parity” my dimpled ass.

PMS = A “Sea Of Suffering” For Everyone In The Land

Oh boys. These commercials from the California Milk Processor Board are so dreadful, I’m actually struck speechless. Luckily, Sarah Haskins is on the case:
 


 
Milk – i.e., the bodily secretions of tortured and grieving mothers – tames unruly hair! It conquers PMS (and PMS-induced tsunamis)! It cures depression, acne, lesbianism and spinster aunt-ism, even!

Ah, milk!: the elixir of the patriarchy / kyriarchy / megatheocorporatocracy.

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When "isms" intersect: Wild Versus Wall

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Via the Arizona chapter of the Sierra Club, by way of Deb at Invisible Voices, an eloquent illustration of intersecting “isms.” In this case, racism/xenophobia (“ZOMG! ILLEGAL ALIENZ!!!1!!1!”) and speciesism (“ZUH? THERE ARE ANIMALS ON TEH BORDER?”):

The Border Campaign of the Sierra Club – Grand Canyon Chapter has completed a 20 minute video about the environmental effects of the current border policy, “Wild Versus Wall.” This video covers the ecological effects of enforcement and infrastructure in the four states that share boundaries with Mexico.

Tucson-based filmmaker Steev Hise has been working on the film since January, 2007. He traveled to Texas and California during the spring to interview land managers, scientists, and activists who are working to limit the ecological impacts of border wall construction.

“I have been covering border issues in southern Arizona for a while,” said Hise. “One of the great things about this project was traveling to other places along the border and to see how people concerned about the recent border militarization have the same outlook as people do here. They are also trying to stop the Department of Homeland Security from running roughshod over natural resources and constitutional rights.”

Hise also gathered footage from a diverse array of sources, including some of the Border Patrol’s own employment videos, which show agents blazing along on off-road vehicles. Numerous photographers contributed images of the rich ecosystems and species that are impacted by border infrastructure projects and local biologists lent their eyes and ears to the factual background of the habitats at stake.

Order your DVD today! Send $20 to 738 N. 5th Ave., Suite 214, Tucson, AZ 85705. Be sure to include Wall vs. Wild in the memo line of the check.

Understandably, the Sierra Club focuses on the environmental impact of the border wall, since that’s what they do and all. Even so, this is an area that’s ripe for coalition building between pro-immigration/anti-racist and environmental/animal advocacy groups, since they share a somewhat similar goal: sensible immigration policy, specifically pertaining to border security.

The Center for Biological Diversity has has written extensively about the US-Mexico border wall; Google search here.

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easyVegan Link Sanctuary, 09-11-07

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Action Alerts

Center for Biological Diversity: Save Panama Biosphere Reserve From Dams
Please join the growing international movement to protect this ecological jewel and voice your opposition to the proposed Hydroelectric Projects.

DawnWatch: UK media on meat and global warming 9/9/07
“Activists take Gore to task on his diet”

Defenders of Wildlife: Protect Utah Prairie Dogs and Other Wildlife
Fill out the form below to urge your Representative and Senators to support the Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2007 (H.R. 1422 and S. 700), important legislation that would help private landowners protect Utah prairie dogs and other imperiled wildlife that live on their property.

Earthjustice: Say No to the Blowing Up of Appalachia
Tell the administration to stop trying to diminish the buffer zone rule and start enforcing it!

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Tell the U.S. Navy to Stop Killing Whales!
Ear-splitting military sonar is needlessly killing whales and other marine mammals throughout the world’s oceans. Yet the Navy has refused to put effective safeguards in place during testing and training.

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 09-04-07

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Action Alerts

Aasian karhutarhaus: HELP RESCUE CAGED MOON BEARS
Please sign this petition to be sent to the Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean Governments

DawnWatch: NY Times Magazine on pet food animal testing 9/2/07
“They Eat What We Are”

DawnWatch: Solomon Islands lifts dolphin export ban — International Herald Tribune 9/2/07
“Plan to export dolphins raising activists’ anger; Solomon Islands has little else to sell”

Environmental Defense (ED): Take Action to Support Transportation Solutions
You can earn “transformation points” for your state while helping decrease your pollution and carbon emissions by taking our Transportation Solutions and Personal Action Pledges.

National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Protect Orcas from Global Warming!
Congress needs to act now and reduce global warming pollution and ensure that wildlife such as orcas are protected from global warming!

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-29-07

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Action Alerts

Center for Biological Diversity: Kempthorne Awarded Rubber Dodo
On Friday, August 24, we awarded the first annual Rubber Dodo Award to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in recognition of his one year and 90 days in office without listing a single new species as threatened or endangered. That’s a record.

DawnWatch: NY Times on meat and global warming link 8/29/07
“Trying to Connect the Dinner Plate to Climate Change”

DawnWatch: Bob Barker offers to pay for Maggie’s move to sanctuary — Anchorage Daily News, 8/28/07
“Bob Barker says price is right to move Maggie off to California.”

Defenders of Wildlife: Keep Bald Eagles Soaring!
Tell the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service to keep strong protections in place for bald eagles.

Greenpeace: Say Yes To Cape Wind
We need YOUR help to get Congress on track and make offshore wind a reality.

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-23-07

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Action Alerts

Defenders of Wildlife: These Owls Need Your Help
Urge officials at the Fish & Wildlife Service to scrap the current plan and reconvene the Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Team to develop a real recovery plan that benefits the spotted owl, not just the timber industry.

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Urge Abilene Mayor to send surviving elephant to a sanctuary, not another zoo
IDA Urges Closure of Elephant Exhibit Following Tanzy’s Death

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Urge USDA to send Ringling Bros. elephants packing
Two elephants with Ringling Bros. need to be retired

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Urge Amazon.com to stop promoting illegal animal fighting
Activists target illegal bloodsports in wake of Vick indictment

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Keep Chicago’s Humane Ban on Foie Gras in Place
Chicago residents, please sign this petition to tell your alderman you support the ban on foie gras in Chicago.

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-14-07

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Action Alerts

DawnWatch glamour-fun alert: Farm Sanctuary Gala, Beverly Hills, Saturday September 8, 2007
The Farm Sanctuary Gala is at the classic Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, September 8.

Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal: Stop Ocean City, New Jersey from Using Ancient Rainforest Timbers for Boardwalk Decking
An important precedent must be set that industrial logging of ancient forests, even if FSC “certified”, must end

The Sierra Club: Support Legislation to Stop Global Warming
Urge your Representative to support the Sanders-Boxer Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act!

The Sierra Club: Fight Logging Road Subsidies!
We need Congress to stand firm and oppose logging road subsidies in the Tongass National Forest.

True Majority: Sign the American Freedom Petition
Tell Congress to take back their permission for warrantless spying on Americans

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 08-08-07

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Action Alerts

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): TELL CONGRESS: DON’T FAIL FREEDOM
Stand with the ACLU and demand that Congress live up to its promise to protect and defend the Constitution, starting with immediate fixes to the outrageous FISA legislation that made warrantless NSA spying on Americans legal.

DawnWatch: NPR commentary on dog fighting and canned hunting 8/8/07
“National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, aired a piece by commentator Frank Deford on dog fighting and on various forms of hunting”

DawnWatch: Wall St Journal front page on pig castration 7/6/07
“These Little Pigs Get Special Care From Norwegians But Meat People Squeal, And a Lot of Other Folks Are Holding Their Noses”

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): Pull Congress Back Into the Wiretapping Fight to Restore Your Rights
Tell your representatives to repeal this legislation and restore your rights now.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Urge Congress to clean up our beaches
Your senators and representatives have the opportunity to help clean up contaminated beaches and to make sure sources of beach pollution are identified and addressed.

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 7-31-07

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Action Alerts

DawnWatch: Interesting Huffington Post blog, “Humane Meat: A Contradiction in Terms.” 7/31/07

DawnWatch: CS Monitor on Covance — and gruesome footage on PCRM site 7/31/07

Dawnwatch: NY Times factory farm editorial cries out for animal advocacy letters 7/31/07

DawnWatch: Nike drops Vic plus NY Times spay-neuter column 7/30/07

DawnWatch: Awful circus fluff piece on NY1 — 7/30/07

Greenpeace: Tell Congress: Get It Right On Global Warming

Kinship Circle: DUE 7/31 – Ask House To Uphold Horse Slaughter Ban

The Sierra Club: Oppose Illegal Logging!

Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL): URGENT: U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Horse Slaughter / Support Spratt-Whitfield-Rahall-Chandler Amendment

Campaign Updates, Press Releases, etc.

Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal: PRESS RELEASE: “Certified” Ancient Forest Logging Tragedy Worsens

Free Speech Hosting: 11 Web Hosts That Won’t Dump You at the First Sign of Controversy (Via the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).)

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Victory! Sheldon Horses Spared!

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): Victory: Burton Snowboards Goes Fur-Free

Newsletters

The Sierra Club: Club Currents: Volume VI, #75: July 31, 2007

Petitions

Protect the Gray Wolf From the Bush Administration!

Stop the harp seal annual slaughter!

Ban Michael Vick From The NFL

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 7-25-07

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Action Alerts

Best Friends Animal Society: Selling Bunnies Is Selling Out

Corporate Accountability International: National Day of Action Today! Will Pepsi “Move the Mountain”?

Defenders of Wildlife: Take Action for Wildlife Conservation on Farm and Ranch Lands

Environmental Defense: Take Action for Tougher Air Pollution Standards

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Protect the Western Arctic Reserve

Campaign Updates, Press Releases, etc.

Help Get Justice for Bob! (Bob the Tortoise, that is; page last updated 7/19/07)

Bob the Tortoise on MySpace

Newsletters

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC): Dissent Is Patriotic: July 2007, Vol. 6, No. 6

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): BioGems News: July 2007

The Ocean Conservancy: eNewsletter: July 2007

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) Event: Diabetes Video Support Group Weekly Session

The Sierra Club: Club Currents: Volume VI, #74: July 24, 2007

Vegan Outreach: E-Newsletter, July 25, 2007

VegCooking.com: Recipe of the Week (Thai Vegetarian Chicken With Snow Peas)

Petitions

Stop using animals in the circus!

Stop Zoos from killing Tigers for collectors

Support Family Farms, NOT Mega-Farms

Environmental Demands

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 7-24-07

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Action Alerts

Center for Biological Diversity: Oppose Aerial Herbicide Spraying on Public Lands

The Center for Food Safety: House to Vote on Farm Bill – Take Action Today!

DawnWatch: CNN’s Paula Zahn to cover dogfighting, Thursday 7/26/07

DawnWatch: Dan Mathews “Committed” summer tour — July-August 2007

DawnWatch tip: NBC Nightly news on calls for bullfighting bans 7/23/07

DawnWatch: Extraordinary coverage and commentary from NPR’s Scott Simon, Weekend Edition Saturday, 7/21/07

DawnWatch: Newsday piece on runaway steer and vegetarianism 7/22/07

Defenders of Wildlife: We Can End Aerial Gunning of Wolves: Sign the Petition Today!

Earthjustice: Adopt the Sky

Earthjustice: Restore Balance on Our Public Lands!

Environmental Defense: Tell Congress to Support Conservation Friendly Farming

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): The “Fairness in Farm and Food Policy” amendment to the 2007 Farm Bill

Campaign Updates, Press Releases, etc.

The Animal Welfare Institute: “Barbaric, Barbaric, Barbaric!” / Vick Dog Fighting Charges Symptomatic of a Larger Problem

Carnivals

Carnival of the Green #87 (July 23 @ Hippy Shopper)

Newsletters

Earthjustice e-Brief: July 2007

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Animal Update Online: July 2007

Sierra Club Insider: July 24, 2007

Petitions

Felony indictment for dog fighting in Georgia

Please help stop brutal murders of dogs in Chernihiv!

The animal welfare in Romania – Street cleansing with poison – Braila 2007

Stop Animal Cruelty Now!

SAY NO TO JAPANESE SCHOOLCHILDREN VIEWING WHALES BEING BUTCHERED

I am not a nugget!

Fight Against Asthma by Adopting the Sky!

Pledge to Live a One Planet Life!

Tim Horton’s – Making the Cups Recyclable!!!

Is God Green?

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Sierra Club: Tell the EPA to Keep Gender-Bending Toxic Chemicals Out of Our Water

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Via the Sierra Club:

Tell the EPA to Keep Gender-Bending Toxic Chemicals Out of Our Water

Male fish with eggs? Cases of such “intersexed” fish have now been documented from the Potomac River to the Pacific coast. Yet the EPA has not taken sufficient action to protect our waters and our health from these gender bending chemicals. Many countries and private companies have already taken action and switched to safer alternatives. It’s time the EPA followed suit.

Tell the EPA to keep gender bending chemicals out of our water!

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UCS: Tell The House to Green Up The Energy Bill

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

UPDATE, 7/10/07:

See also: Urge Your Representative to Support Meaningful Energy Legislation, from The Sierra Club.

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Via the Union of Concerned Scientists:

Tell The House to Green Up The Energy Bill

The Energy Bill, passed by the Senate last month, made important progress toward addressing America’s oil and environmental security—but it needs to be stronger. While the Senate did increase fuel economy standards for the first time in more than 30 years, they unfortunately included unnecessary loopholes that could undermine the new 35 mile per gallon standard. The bill also lacked a renewable energy standard requiring utilities to produce a percentage of our electricity from clean, renewable sources like the wind and sun. And the increase in biofuels production included in the bill needs stronger safeguards against global warming pollution to protect our air, soil, and water.

Thankfully, we still have a chance to strengthen this critical bill now that action moves to the House. Please let your representative know that you want an Energy Bill that locks in strong fuel economy standards, guarantees more clean energy for consumers, and ensures that biofuels are part of the global warming solution, not part of the problem.

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The Sierra Club: Protect Clean Water!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Via The Sierra Club:

Protect Clean Water!

Small streams and wetlands help maintain and protect drinking water supplies, as well as provide critical flood water storage. In addition, they are important for wildlife breeding grounds and habitat. A June 2006 Supreme Court ruling has placed many of these waters in jeopardy of losing Clean Water Act safeguards.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers recently issued “guidance” that further muddies the waters and confuses the issue even more as to which waters are covered under the Clean Water Act.

Ask your Representative help clarify its intent and live up to its responsibility to ensure that all communities have safe and healthy waters by passing The Clean Water Restoration Act!

By the by, you can read this week’s edition of Club Currents here.

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The Sierra Club: Urge your Representative to Support Meaningful Energy Legislation

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Via The Sierra Club:

Urge your Representative to Support Meaningful Energy Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on an energy bill in the next few weeks, and we need you to urge your Representative to support increasing fuel economy standards and implementing a national Renewable Energy Standard. Don’t wait!

Get involved and urge your Representative to support meaningful increases in fuel economy standards and a national renewable energy standard!

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NRDC & The Wilderness Society: Tell Congress to Support Our National Treasures

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

UPDATE, 7/3/07, via the Wilderness Society:

Thank Your Congressperson for Protecting the Tongass National Forest

Thank you is a word we probably don’t say enough, but now is the time to do just that.

Please write your Congressional Representative today to thank him or her for voting yes on an amendment the House approved for the Interior budget. The Andrews-Chabot Amendment stops wasting taxpayer dollars building new logging roads in the Tongass National Forest, America’s largest intact rainforest.

U.S. Representatives Robert E. Andrews (D-New Jersey, 1st) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio, 1st) lead the bipartisan floor effort and deserve an additional thanks.

To let your representative know how much protecting the ecological integrity of the Tongass and the quality of life for southeast Alaska communities means to you, write your member of Congress [here].

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UPDATE, 6/12/07:

Looks like the Sierra Club wants in on the action too:

Take Action: Save Wild Alaskan Forests!

Known as America’s Rainforest, the Tongass National Forest is our nation’s most significant tract of old-growth forest and provide abundant habitat for a diversity of fish and wildlife species, many of which have declined substantially in the lower 48 states. Now the Forest Service is planning new logging roads and timber sales in this wild roadless forest, despite the fact that the Forest Service typically loses an average of $40 million each year logging this area. It’s time for Congress to take common sense action to eliminate these destructive practices.

Urge your member of Congress to stop subsidies for logging in the Tongass!

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Two more enviro alerts, this time in regards to upcoming Congressional votes that concern funding for federal lands and agencies.

First, from the Natural Resources Defense Council:

Tell your representative to protect the Tongass and other national treasures

The House of Representatives will vote this week on two critical appropriations bills that will determine how much to spend on
our most important environmental programs, including those that protect the Tongass National Forest and other public wildlands.

One important amendment would stop the Forest Service from spending our tax dollars to build logging roads through pristine
forestlands in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. For decades American taxpayers have been forced to subsidize nearly a billion dollars worth of clearcut logging in the Tongass — our country’s largest national forest and the world’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest. Now the Forest Service has proposed increasing logging to five times current levels — and building thousands of miles of new roads at a cost of tens of millions of dollars every year. The Andrews-Chabot amendment to the Interior appropriations bill would end these harmful subsidies and protect the Tongass.

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Biofuels this and emissions standards that…

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

UPDATE, 6/12/07:

…and the Sierra Club weighs in….

Take Action: Support Energy Efficiency Standards!

Incandescent Light BulbIn order to achieve energy independence and curb global warming we must increase energy efficiency. We need an energy efficiency standard that will move America toward the 80% reductions in greenhouse gases that scientists say are necessary to avoid the worst consequences of global warming. By making better use of the electricity we already produce, we can not only save 300 million metric tons of global warming causing carbon dioxide by 2020, but consumers can also save a total of $26 billion.

Urge your Senators to support Energy Efficiency Standards!

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I’m running late, so I though I might take a shortcut and consolidate all of today’s climate change/fuel efficiency/general enviro alerts into one big link farm post.

(In fact, climate change is such a “hot” topic* right now that I may even do a link roundup post every day or two.)

So, yeehaw.

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The Sierra Club: 2 Global Warming Actions

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Rather than posting a Table of Contents for each week’s Sierra Club Currents, methinks I’ll just start excerpting choice action alerts, since that’s all I care about anywho. Plus, some of their recent “news items” have been decidedly speciesist.

So, here they are – two global warming-related alerts from the latest ed. of Club Currents. If you’d like to read this week’s issue, go here.

Take Action: Senate — Call for a Stronger Energy Bill!

In two weeks, the Senate will vote on broad global warming and energy legislation. This is an opportunity to move the country in a new direction — one that curbs global warming, cuts our dependence on oil, and creates a new clean energy economy.

Unfortunately, the proposed legislation fails the test. We need urgent and meaningful action including a national Renewable Energy Standard, guaranteed fuel economy improvements, and strong energy efficiency programs — not business as usual.

Use our Action Center to call your Senators and tell them that America needs a stronger energy policy!

Take Action: House — Make Sure Bills Fight Global Warming!

The House of Representatives will also have the opportunity later this summer to vote on important energy legislation that helps curb global warming and America’s dependence on dirty fossil fuels.

Energy legislation passed by the House must reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric utilities and vehicles: These steps are crucial to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 — or two percent a year — the level scientists say is necessary to avoid the worst effects of global warming.

Please take the time to ask your Representative to support crucial provisions to boost renewable energy production and raise fuel economy standards–that America needs clean energy that will create jobs, save consumers money, and curb global warming.

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Sierra Club Currents: Vol. VI, No. 66

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Here’s the TOC from the 5/29/07 issue of The Sierra Club’s Currents.

You can read the whole newsletter online – just click here!

Sierra Club Currents – North American Fuel Economy Agreement
Volume VI, #66
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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Quote of Note:

“The work, I think, is going to be bordering on science fiction.”

— Energy Department Assistant Secretary John Mizroch, on DOE’s plan to use termites to wean the nation off its oil addiction.

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Table of Contents

(1) Gas Prices: North American Fuel Economy Agreement

(2) Katrina Recovery: Trash to Treasure

(3) Take Action: Support State’s Rights to Have Clean Cars!

(4) Take Action: Protect Big Cypress National Preserve!

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Sierra Club Currents: Vol. VI, No. 65

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Here’s the TOC from the 5/22/07 issue of The Sierra Club’s Currents.

You can read the whole newsletter online – just click here!

Sierra Club Currents – Sierra Club and the National Rifle Association?
Volume VI, #65
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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Quote of Note:

“This has the potential to be the energy version of Nixon going to China.”

— Dan Schnur, a political science instructor at the University of California-Berkeley, on Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. (R) signing the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative.

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Table of Contents

(1) Air Field: Sierra Club and the National Rifle Association?

In a truly unique partnership, the Sierra Club, the NRA, hunting and fishing groups, the Republican party and a host of other groups in North Carolina have teamed up to protect the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The groups’ efforts were rewarded late last week, when Senators in the North Carolina legislature voted not to allow a proposed Navy landing strip to be built near the refuge.

Find out more about how the Sierra Club and sportsmen are working together to protect our outdoor heritage.

[Bah. I am not impressed. And am totally not linking to the Sierra Club’s “sportsmen” page. Speciesist and sexist, what an accomplishment!]

(2) Victory: Gov. Terminates Terminal

In a huge victory, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal off California’s coast. Thanks to the efforts of the Sierra Club, California Coastal Protection Network, Environmental Defense Center, CAUSE and many other conservation, community and Latino organizations the proposed LNG terminal project has been defeated. Over 2,000 people came out to weigh in against the massive pollution and hazards that would threaten marine life and coastal communities presented.

Learn about other coastal threats and what you can do to help!

(3) Take Action: Yes to Clean Water!

Today critical legislation was introduced to ensure that the Clean Water Act broadly protects all of our nation’s waters, not just those you can float a boat on. With industry actively attempting to hack away at clean water protections and confusion over the scope of those protections, it is imperative for Congress to act now to clarify that the Clean Water Act should protect all of our waters from unregulated pollution and destruction.

Tell your Representative to support the Clean Water Restoration Act!

(4) Take Action: Support a Strong Energy Bill!

In two weeks, the Senate will vote on broad global warming and energy legislation. This is an opportunity to move the country in a new direction- one that curbs global warming, cuts our dependence on oil, and creates a new clean energy economy. Unfortunately, the proposed legislation fails the test. We need urgent and meaningful action including a national Renewable Energy Standard, guaranteed fuel economy improvements, and strong energy efficiency programs- not business as usual.

Tell your Senators that America needs a stronger energy bill!

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