Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Listen To California!

Two out of three California voters believe “we can have a strong economy and a clean environment at the same time.” Nearly two-thirds (63%) say environmental laws shouldn’t be used as bargaining chips in budget negotiations.

That’s according to
a new poll commissioned by several environmental groups that are Sierra Club California’s allies in battling efforts to undo environmental protections.

California voters have spoken! So far, though, their voice hasn’t been heard by a minority of legislative Republicans from trying to erode these important existing laws that protect our air, our climate, our lungs and our land.

Among them: regulations that protect Californians from diesel pollution caused by dirty engines; allow affected residents to sue to stop global warming pollution; require environmental review of the sale of state lands; and prevent the use of smog-forming pesticides. Another minority-group effort would tie the hands of California air regulators in an endless loop of red tape.

Of course, governing by poll results isn’t always the best thing to do. But in a time of back-door budget blackmail, the recent poll results provide an important reminder of our democratic process.

Let’s hope they’re listening now.

Want Proof? The Sacramento Bee’s website has an actual copy of these scary budget proposals (PDF)!

See what the SF Chronicle’s “Thin Green Line” blog has to say about the poll

1 comment:

Michael Cox said...

My name is Michael Cox (The Bird Whisperer)

I donate my time and work with The Napa County, Humane Society, Animal Control, Sheriff's Dept. and The Napa Police Department.
I rescue abused Exotic Birds, as well as help many with their own birds addressing fear issues in the bird and the owner, to make having a
bird a beautiful experience!

I have spoken with the United States Humane Society in Washington D.C. and also our Congressman's office (Mike Thompson) Also in Washington, regarding
what I would have to do, in order to make it into law, To stop the out and out Murder of Migrating birds. As well as Morning Doves.
I need one million Signatures to make this happen. Then the people can vote on this and have it passed into law!

Please, Please take the time to help me with this crusade!

My website is

Near the top of my sight you will find this text.....

"Please sign the petition to make it a federal and state crime to murder migrating birds, as well as morning doves , for the sake of sport!"

Click on the link and it will take you directly to the petition. When you sign it, you will get an email thanking you, and also the email will be setup already,
for you to simply forward it to all the warm hearts (friends) that you know in our country!

When you see a few of the mini movies at my site regarding this horrible tragic murders, that these people, who call it a sport, may make you cry!
Help me to end this. If we as a people vote on this, the powers to be will have no other choice than to enact it into law!

A warm heart-felt thanks goes out to all of you for taking just a few moments in time to do this for these precious life forms that fill our skies
and forests.

warmly, and with respect
Michael Cox
Napa, CA.