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Vote for the environment, not Bush

Dear Editor:A vote for George W. Bush is a vote for more devastating weather.The president is the one person in the world who really can do something about the weather. The U.S. is the world’s biggest polluter. We produce more than a third of world’s carbon dioxide emissions.Bush could have made decisions to drastically reduce our emission and global warming. Instead, he has done everything possible to increase fossil fuel use, decrease conservation and the use of alternate fuels, and make the Kyoto Treaty ineffective and contribute to global warming.The results are more devastating droughts and forest fires in the West and flooding and warm winters in the East.Global warming has also increased the spread of insects, including mosquitoes and fire ants in new areas.Our health, our lives and our ways of life are being radically changed and Bush has chosen to make all of these things worse.• A vote for Bush is a vote for more droughts and floods.• A vote for Bush is a vote for more skin cancer, severe hay fever, and asthma.• A vote for Bush is a vote for shorter snowboarding and ski seasons with less snow and more rocks.• A vote for Bush is a vote burned lawns.• A vote for Bush is a vote for mosquitoes and fire ants.Decisions by Bush affect every person in the world.Everyone needs to do their part to see that he isn’t re-elected.Louette L. WilliamsGlenwood Springs


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