Things the U.S. Government wants you to believe (& thus prevent you from making that call):
The Bush Administration is focused on achieving meaningful results – cleaner air and water, and healthier lands and wildlife habitats.
- The nation’s air is much cleaner today than it was in 1970 and progress will continue.
- The trend of annual loss of wetlands has been reversed.
- Restoration and redevelopment of abandoned industrial sites is accelerating.
- President Bush is meeting his commitment to reduce the National Park Service maintenance backlog.
–Um, yeah. Straight from EarthDay.Gov – U.S. website.
And since they’ll be inheriting the day that paves the way –“This page provides links to federal government Web sites for kids related to Earth Day and the environment.” A few selections from the U.S. Gov’t Earth Day site:
Energy Hogbusters: learn how to outsmart the hogs that waste energy.
Endangered species: games and how you can help.
Roofus the Dog’s Solar and Efficient Neighborhood: make your home energy smart.
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.