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The Democrats Abandon the Environment

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If there are immense profits to be made in heavy polluting industries, this money will remain a much higher priority than the environment ever will under the two-party system. Loopholes, exceptions, allowances, and offsets will thus maul any attempt to address environmental issues.

To actually address the daunting issue of the environment, a wider perspective is needed, one that transcends both political parties and the broken economic system they are slavishly dedicated to. If society's resources are not used for the betterment of society, the search for profits is destined to destroy the planet.

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Shamus Cooke is a social service worker and activist living in Portland Oregon.
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