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Robert Redford Speaks Out On Bush's Utah Drilling Plans

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Remember those “Drill, baby, drill!” chants at the Republican convention? I hate to bring back such vile memories, but it appears that President Bush was listening. Late on November 4th, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced a Dec. 19 auction of more than 360,000 acres of oil and gas parcels alongside or within view of Arches National Park and two other redrock national parks in Utah. Needless to say, environmentalists and parks officials are outraged.

Robert Redford appeared on last night’s Rachel Maddow Show to talk about the issue and why it’s just another display of cynicism on the part of the administration.

“Bush’s environmental policies have been a disaster, but that’s no surprise when you look at the history of what he’s done since he came in,” Redford said. “So, I think he’s serious, but whether it’s going to work or not I think depends on if the public wakes up to what’s going on and how it’s going to affect their own personal interests. If you look at the Bush Administration’s cynicism — and it’s also been devious — whenever they couldn’t get a bill passed legitimately, they would go behind our backs. And when you stop and think about 30 years — 30 years of hard work to get certain protections –protections like clean water, clean air, the environmental policy act; those were acts to protect the public and the land that we claim we cherish. Well, he’s tried in his 8 years to undo just about every one of those laws.”

Redford then went on to talk about how drilling is not the solution for the future of this country. Renewable energy is now a viable alternative and even though we voted for change on November 4th, the Bush Administration is still dragging us in the opposite direction. Check out the video after the jump or read up on Redford’s blogging on the issue over on the Huffington Post.

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