No clouds, nice and sunny but that nagging brown haze on the horizon - It's about the environment stupid.
To say the nation is in shock about the latest VP pick is an understatement. From an environmental standpoint, Palin is no friend to the environment. Yes she uses the environment and is proud to hunt and fish but that doesn't make you a good steward of the earth.
Here is a list of the top 5 reasons why Palin is UN-Environmental:
1- Palin wants to open up Bristol Bay to create the largest mining pit in the world, going against clean water initiatives and local salmon protection. See more.
2- Pushed (and still is pushing) to open drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) despite McCain being opposed to it. See more.
3- Sued (yes sued) the Department of the Interior for making polar bears an endangered species, despite all the science behind the decision. See more.
4- Pushed through to build a gas pipe line across Alaska, big friend to big business. See more.
5- Palin isn't sure about climate change (in Alaska where climate is changing faster than anywhere else?!$*!) so formed her own committee to comb over the science. See more.
Alaska makes a lot of money from big oil and gas, running in a budget surplus. Palin sees dollar signs in them thar fields and is convinced Alaska can help the US's energy problems. I suppose when one looks out on a State the size of Alaska (3 Texas's) which has a population almost half of the entire Sate of New Hampshire, then it might seem there is plenty of room for oil production, gas lines and the like.
Palin: "A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute it to being man-made. " WOW.
But oil and gas still burn fossil fuel, releasing CO2, pollutants, and other green house gases resulting in an increase in climate change. Oops, I almost forgot. If you haven't put 2 and 2 together yet, based on massive amounts of world wide science, that humans, CO2 and climate change are connected, then no wonder Palin is left pushing Alaska's fossil natural resources despite its direct conflict with Alaska's other natural resource - nature.
So in conclusion, simply put, Palin is no friend to the environment.