26 August 2008

President Bush becomes an environmentalist-WHAT!

President Bush isn't a man that many would consider as an "environmental champion" in fact quite the reverse.Though I guess even the White House isn't immune to the change in attitude towards our planet.
Infact what he is trying to do may be the most significant environmental act by any US President...shock...horror!
So whats it all about you may wonder?
President Bush wants to protect some of the Pacific Oceans most remote and unspoiled islands,coral reefs,atolls from fishing and deep sea mining.Bush used the Antiquities Act a few years go to establish the worlds largets Marine protected area near Northwest Hawaiian Islands.
The important issue is not just to designate these areas as monument or marine sanctuary but to establish these sites as "no take reserves" where no extractive activity is allowed.
Now would Bush go that far,lets wait and see.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

The people in the Marianas are pushing for no take.

Rosie said...

Thanks for your comment.Its great to hear from the people affected by this,but then we all are! Lets protect our planet.