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Strategic Ignorance: Why The Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying A Century of Environmental Progress

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2004 non-fiction book by Carl Pope and Paul Rauber

From Publishers Weekly  Americans ought to be madder than they are about the Bush administration's environmental deceit: that's the not-surprising core message of this detailed book, coauthored by Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, … see full wiki

Author: Carl Pope
Genre: Politics
Publisher: Sierra Club Books
Date Published: May 3, 2004
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Scathing indictment of the Bush administration.

  • Dec 23, 2008
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I tend to go along with Republicans on quite a few issues but I definitely part company with them on the environment.  If you listen to the likes of Rush Limbaugh there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about.  Just go ahead and live your life and do whatever you want and to hell with everyone else.  In his 2004 book "Strategic Ignorance:  Why The Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying A Century of Environmental Progress"  Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, has written a very convincing and well documented book that portrays George W. Bush as perhaps the most anti-environmental President in our history.  He points out that the Bush administration will use every means available to short circuit environmental programs and regulations

Are you aware that the Superfund that was created by Congress over two decades ago to clean up toxic waste sites has all but been eliminated?  Perhaps you did not know that various officials in this administration are trying to privatize the National Parks!  And would it upset you that the Bush administration supports policies that encourage the building of gas guzzing vehicles while at the same time cutting R&D on hybrid vehicles that if mass produced would significantly cut our dependence on foreign oil?  Carl Pope introduces us to the key players in the administration and sheds light on how they go about their business.  Most of them come from the very industries they are supposed to be regulating!  Given his position at the Sierra Club Pope clearly has an agenda and ordinarily I might dismiss much of what he has to say.   But I try to call 'em as I see 'em and frankly I found his arguments to be for the most part quite sound.  As such I am pleased to recommend "Strategic Ignorance:  Why The Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying A Century of Environmental Progress"  to anyone interested in environmental matters. 
Scathing indictment of the Bush administration. Scathing indictment of the Bush administration. Scathing indictment of the Bush administration.

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