No Day at the Beach
A new Sierra Club report, “No
Day at the Beach: How the Bush Administration Is Eroding Coastal
Protection,” released in September, documents threats
to our coasts
from Bush administration actions. It calls on the administration
to cut mercury contamination, control sewage and nutrient pollution,
reduce the need for oil and gas development by shifting our energy
policy toward more reliance on efficiency and renewables, and to
protect and restore coastal wetlands.
Lake Superior (above) is one of four Great Lakes under fish consumption
advisories because of mercury contamination. On Texas’ Padre
Island National Seashore (below)sunbathers and endangered sea turtles
must share their beach with big rigs delivering construction materials
for gas wells.
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