(Article changed on October 10, 2012 at 12:29)
That he is the lessor evil still makes him evil. There are candidates out there that can be counted on to stand up for the environment. This only works if we can put away the dichotomy of "the two party system". It isn't working and has never really worked. With over three hundred million Americans, and 150 million of voting age, it is unbelievable that so few of us actually vote. Maybe the reason for this is because we Americans are only told about those that are Democrats or Republicans. This is an article that attempts to expose the fact that for environmentalists or anyone that cares about leaving this world to our children in half decent shape; the mainstream media has let us down again. It will continue to do so until the American people demand to hear about all the candidates in the race, for all offices. Don't you believe it is about time? Read this:
Facts about Obama's Environmental Record
On April 18th, the environmental groups, the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, Environment America, the League of Conservation Voters, and Clean Water Action endorsed President Obama. But, environmental voters who receive warnings every day or two in their email inboxes containing warnings about something the Obama administration has done, or is about to do, or has failed to do with regard to protecting the environment, might be wondering what these groups are thinking when there is a real environmentalist, Rocky Anderson, with a proven record on the environment while mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah is running for President on a strong environmental platform on issues such as clean energy and climate change. With President Obama's decision to fast track the Southern part of the XL Pipeline, we urge environmental voters to explore the old messages in their Inbox and decide for themselves whether Barrack Obama has protected the environment or whether it is time to turn to Rocky Anderson who, when elected, will not need to be bombarded with petitions every two days to protect the environment. Rocky Anderson would keep his promises because he believes that protecting the environment is a sacred duty of anyone who holds the office of President of the United States. Jill Stein is another viable candidate. Here is a few recent warnings that environmental groups have been sending to their members:
April 19, 2011
Obama Ignores Plight of Polar Bears
"Polar bears are one of the world's most poignant symbols of global warming's danger to life, yet the Obama administration refuses to throw them a lifeline. This week, the government announced plans to reissue a Bush rule that leaves polar bears unprotected from the main threat to their survival: greenhouse gas emissions. The rule excludes all activities outside the bear's range from important regulations under the Endangered Species Act, meaning the Act can't protect bears from the polluting emissions that are melting their Arctic home"..
"If polar bears are to survive, we have to directly confront the greatest threat to them: our greenhouse gas emissions," said the Center's Kassie Siegel. "But the Obama administration seems to be living in a fantasy world where the way to solve a difficult problem is to deny its existence."
Center for Biological Diversity,
April 18, 2011
Obama fails to come out against Oil Drilling in the Arctic
"Shell's drill ships are on their way to the Arctic Ocean right now to begin the most aggressive offshore Arctic-drilling program in history, endangering polar bears and their habitat -- unless President Barack Obama decides to stop them in the next few weeks."