Monday, April 23, 2007

Pete Sessions votes against honoring "Silent Spring" author Rachel Carson

Only within this moment of time represented by the present century has one species--man--acquired significant power to alter the nature of this world. --Rachel Carson
We all know Pete Sessions is a "clear skies" kind of guy, hoping to clear the skies of noisy things like birds by giving tax breaks to big polluting industries, and weakening EPA rules so industries can keep pumping toxins into our air. So it's no surprise that Pete Sessions voted with a slim minority of Republicans (joining his buddy in pollution, Joe "Smokey Joe" Barton) against naming a post office in honor of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Pete was one of only 53 Republicans who voted no (See H.R. 1434, roll call 246).

When in Pennsylvania, visit the Rachel Carson Post Office, at 896 Pittsburgh Street in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and pay homage to a great American scientist, who dedicated her life to making sure our springtimes were noisy with birdsong.

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