Saturday, October 18, 2008

save the belugas + polar bears~ vote!

baby + mama belugas
I don't intend for this blog to be my soapbox for my political views, but I happened to be doing image research on beluga whales for an illustration project and it coincided with reading this article in the New York Times this morning. Sarah Palin does not want to list Belugas on the endangered species list despite a 50% decline since the 1990's. Furthermore she doesn't want the listing to restrict coastal and offshore drilling~
As with the polar bear, Ms. Palin’s administration opposed the beluga listing in part because of its potential to restrict coastal and offshore oil and gas development. The beluga listing could also affect other projects, including the expansion of the Port of Anchorage and a proposed bridge over Knik Arm that would connect Anchorage to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Ms. Palin’s hometown, Wasilla.
Please Vote for Obama. If for no other reason than to curtail our environmental crisis. Imagine where a leader who supports decisions like these will take us.


Denise S. said...

Plan on doing just that,everything about her upsets me to no end.

leya said...

Count me in. I'm terrified of Sarah Palin. Terr-if-fied!

Also, I laughed upon seeing this post because just this morning while hanging out with one of my favorite three year olds, I asked him what his name was for a game we were playing, he responded with, "you can call me baby beluga". Ha! I love that kid.


robin west said...

you are preachin to the choir!
obama's the man!
Get out and VOTE!

Geek+Nerd said...

Right on, Mati. Sarah Palin is absolutely scary in every imaginable way!

Caryn Lynn said...

Yes Vote! Wish we would hear more from democrats on the environment and using issues like this in their favor. Scary to think that Palin has even a slim possiblity of ending up in the White House.

Camilla said...

If I could vote i'd be doing it- but i'll sit here in the UK and keep all my fingers and toes crossed, for the sake of all of us.

louise said...

A great outcome. I'm sure the Belugas have a better chance now.