Saturday, December 06, 2008

Mr. President, We Have a Few Issues . . .

A little light reading (391 pages) for the President-Elect, courtesy of 29 environmental groups that collaborated to bring attention to the most important issues in a coherent form. They produced a comprehensive list of actions and policies they would like President-elect Barack Obama to adopt after he takes office January 20.

Transition talk: A 391-page green gorilla in the room | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist

The groups involved were:

* American Rivers
* Center for International Environmental Law
* Clean Water Action
* Defenders of Wildlife
* Earth Justice
* Environment America
* Environmental Defense Fund
* Friends of the Earth
* Greenpeace
* Izaak Walton League
* League of Conservation Voters
* National Audubon Society
* National Parks Conservation Association
* National Tribal Environmental Council
* National Wildlife Federation
* Native American Rights Fund
* Natural Resources Defense Council
* Oceana
* Ocean Conservancy
* Pew Environment Group
* Physicians for Social Responsibility
* Population Connection
* Population Action International
* Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
* Sierra Club
* The Wilderness Society
* The Trust for Public Land
* Union of Concerned Scientists
* World Wildlife Fund

That 29 discrete and diverse organizations could collaborate and produce a document of this scope in the time they had is amazing. Another miracle is that President-elect Obama's office accepted the document. This is quite a change from the current administration. Remember this? White House Refused to Open Pollutants E-Mail - NYTimes.com

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4 comments:

PassionateGreen said...

I have given you the I love your blog award :-)

http://passionategreen.blogspot.com/2008/12/much-hearted-blogs.html

CyberCelt said...

@PG-Thank you for the award.

Jackie said...

Good list. Shame we can never tie politicians down to signing what they intend doing when in office before we vote for them. On the positive side Obama appears to be the type that might even stick to some of what he promised.

CyberCelt said...

@jackie-We can always hope?

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