|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 27 Oct 2010 08:57:35 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "World's largest polluters"|
[I originally identified the U.S. military as perhaps the world's
largest polluter in 1990. So this is not new news. It's fair to raise
environmental degradation in questioning U.S. military policy, but key
elements of this article are dead wrong. Information about the Defense
Department's legacy of contamination, continuing releases, and energy
use is readily available. The U.S. military also operates one of the
world's largest environmental programs, and citizens throughout the U.S.
have been working for at least two decades to ensure that its activities
benefit public health and the environment. I find it strange that
neither of these writers contacted the people who have been part of that
process. - LS]
U.S. Military world's largest polluters by Linda Greene Bloomington Alternative October 13, 2010Barry Sanders was methodically recycling and trying to live a "green" life in other ways when he had a "flash" of insight, as he put it in an interview on Oct. 12 -- that the U.S. military is massively polluting the earth.
Sanders looked into the subject and found almost nothing written on it. His research taught him that it's nearly impossible to obtain information on the Pentagon's contamination of the planet and release of climate-changing gases. That information is top secret. In mainstream America, no one challenges how the military spends its money or demands its accountability -- or even questions the amount of money the Pentagon requests. The military always gets what it wants.
Sanders found that cumulatively, whatever individuals do to save the planet is almost nothing considering the scope of the U.S. military's destruction of the earth.
... For the entire article, see http://www.bloomingtonalternative.com/node/10575 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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