Environmentalism is about politics, not religion

04/07/2003
Environmentalists and their friends in high office go too far when they decorate politics with religion.Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) slipped over this line while chortling about the latest defeat of oil and gas leasing of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.On Mar. 19, the Senate voted 52-48 to strip from its annual budget resolution a provision for leasing ANWR's coastal plain.Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska.), a strong supporter of ANWR leasing, had hinted he would use his power as chairman of the Appropriations Committee against senators voting to remove the ANWR provision."That's kind of a threat from a very powerful senator," Boxer said, according to the New York Times....
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