Wednesday, April 22, 1998

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  • Revisiting Ms. Butterfly On Earth Day

    For more than four months, environmentalist activist Julia Butterfly has been perched 180-feet high in a 1,000-year old redwood tree. In northern California, during the record tree- sitting protest, Ms. Butterfly has withstood the heavy rains and blasting winds of El Nino’s winter storms, as well as harassment from the logging company MAXXAM/ Pacific Lumber which has used searchlights and foghorns to disrupt her sleep.

  • Polluter Pork

    A report just released by U.S. PIRG shows that 318 Political Action Committees (PACS) affiliated with polluting industries and related interests that benefit from more than $31-billion in taxpayer subsidies contributed nearly $113 million to Congressional candidates from January 1991 through December 1997.

  • A Seedy Business: The Usda and Corporate Profit

    Last December, Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture announced a proposed new national set of standards for the burgeoning organic food industry. The new rules would set a uniform national standard about what is and what is not organic. One area that has generated the most attention has been whether genetically engineered organisms and bio-tech food products should be included as organic.