5 août 2008


Tell Exxon to Pay Its Bill
Sierra Club Chronicles — our new monthly TV series — takes on Exxon, and you can too when you host a house party. In January, ExxonMobil announced record-breaking annual profits. But the world’s largest oil company has yet to pay a penny in the damages owed to Alaskan fishermen from the Exxon-Valdez oil spill almost seventeen years ago. After a hearing last month at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the fishermen are awaiting a decision on whether the 30,000 plaintiffs affected by the spill will get the $4.5 billion in damages they were awarded.

Help send Exxon a message.
Host a house party on Friday, March 24th (the anniversary of the spill), to screen the episode « The Day the Water Died. » After watching the episode, you can host a discussion and take action through our Web site. You can even call-in toll free to hear the Sierra Club’s Alaska Representative and special guests provide more background on the fight with Exxon. For details on hosting a house party and to order your free DVD, go to

The WRONG Way to Kick Out « Oil Addiction »
arctic refugeIn last week’s State of the Union address, President Bush, a former Texas oil man, admitted that the United States is suffering from an « oil addiction. » Alas, less than one week later, he is already having a relapse. Monday, the President released his 2007 federal budget request to Congress and, once again, it includes revenues from opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to destructive oil drilling.

So much for kicking the habit. President Bush’s drill-it-all approach is a tired proposal that was defeated in last year’s budget. Congress and the Administration must stop wasting energy on these dead-end drilling schemes and chart a course to a cleaner energy future.

Take Action: If you haven’t signed our petition yet, please do so. If you have, please tell a friend!

Toast the Earth with ExxonMobil
Connect the dots: (1) ExxonMobil announced a record $36 billion profits in 2005.

(2) Sixteen years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Exxon is back in court appealing yet again to avoid making restitution to Alaskans who lost their livelihoods — find out more about that in the next episode of Sierra Club Chronicles.

(3) Confused about global warming? You can thank Exxon, which has funded scientists to obscure the debate and to create uncertainty where there is broad international scientific consensus.

What to do? Celebrate! Watch our short « Toast the Earth » cartoon and then tell ExxonMobil’s new CEO, Rex Tillerson, that you won’t buy his company’s products unless he changes course.

Global Warming by Omar CHAALAL: Let us know what you think- Send your comments to: 

Is global warming an elusive phenomena or a fabricated prodigy? If we believe in God as the Master Engineer we have to save the Earth ! He has created systems that self correct. I believe the old adage We are both part of the problem and part of the solution. Industrialists create bogus solutions that create fear and instability in the world all for the sake of a US dollar which is just paper. Most of the scientists are convinced that global warming is real and that it endangers life on our wonderful planet. Do you know that this year is threatening to become the hottest ever measured, and greenhouse gases are the main cause. It seems to me that the level of civilization is measured by the amount of carbon dioxide a nation releases in the sky. For your information North America is the principal polluter of The Earth. Americans emit more than any other people, because they burns so much more fossil fuels in their industries, automobiles and homes. Global warming has been going on for the last hundred years and more dramatically after the discovery of crude oil. Do not be amazed if I tell you that summertime might become longer in many places. Pretty soon, if nothing is done to slow it down, we will experience hell in many places. It is with utmost urgency that the emitters of carbon dioxide as well as the mouths that yell « global warming as a elusive phenomena or a fabricated prodigy be shut down. I just think we are part of the natural balance or imbalance…because our technologies come out of our human needs Yes. .it’s about societal wisdom and will power It comes out of our human wants which is not good for the environment.. What we should be concentrating on is using technology to aid us in our needs. There is a big difference. like the Creator who gave us, everything we needed to survive…but we took it one-step further and in doing so knocked the world out of balance. Conclusion If emissions were cut to one-third.. and they can be by conservation practices…and by government putting in legislation to control polluters ..if we did that ..problem would be solved ..just like the master engineer designed.. It is greed and corruption that is the problem (man made) ..If the will is there warming would not be a threat

Save Sparkleberry Swamp – Stop the Bridge and Stop the Waste!

Once again, the U.S. Congress is considering funding to construct a 2.8-mile bridge across the Santee River floodplain and upper Lake Marion between Lone Star and Rimini. It would be the second-longest bridge in South Carolina.

This Lone Star-Rimini bridge project is not a transportation need. It should not be funded. Consider the words of SCDOT’s Executive Director to Gov. Mark Sanford in September 2004: “If we had no allocation, if we had no earmark for that bridge, that bridge would not be a project that the DOT would select.”

Now is the crucial time for your phone calls, faxes, and e-mails to stop funding for the Lone Star-Rimini bridge. The U.S. Congress is beginning the final steps of reauthorizing the federal transportation law.

The House of Representatives allocated $25 million for the Briggs-DeLaine-Pearson Connector (Lone Star-Rimini bridge). The Senate allocated no funding for this bridge. A conference committee of Senators and Representatives is beginning to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill (H.R.3, the Transportation Equity Act).

Now is the crucial time for you and other citizens to contact Senator Jim DeMint and Senator Lindsey Graham. Ask them to delete the Briggs- DeLaine-Pearson Connector (Lone Star-Rimini bridge) from bill H.R.3, and redirect $25 million from the Briggs-DeLaine-Pearson Connector to true transportation needs in the 6th Congressional District.

To contact Senator Jim DeMint’s office:
telephone: (202) 224-6121
fax: (202) 228-5143
Via the Web (select “Economy and Jobs” as the general topic of your e-mail)

To contact Senator Lindsey Graham’s office:
telephone: (202) 224-5972
fax: (202) 224-3808
Via the Web (select “Transportation” as the general topic of your e-mail)

Thank you for helping to prevent construction of the Lone Star- Rimini bridge.

À propos de Artisan de l'ombre

Natif de Sougueur ex Trézel ,du département de Tiaret Algérie Il a suivi ses études dans la même ville et devint instit par contrainte .C’est en voyant des candides dans des classes trop exiguës que sa vocation est née en se vouant pleinement à cette noble fonction corps et âme . Très reconnaissant à ceux qui ont contribué à son épanouissement et qui ne cessera jamais de remémorer :ses parents ,Chikhaoui Fatima Zohra Belasgaa Lakhdar,Benmokhtar Aomar ,Ait Said Yahia ,Ait Mouloud Mouloud ,Ait Rached Larbi ,Mokhtari Aoued Bouasba Djilali … Créa blog sur blog afin de s’échapper à un monde qui désormais ne lui appartient pas où il ne se retrouve guère . Il retrouva vite sa passion dans son monde en miniature apportant tout son savoir pour en faire profiter ses prochains. Tenace ,il continuera à honorer ses amis ,sa ville et toutes les personnes qui ont agi positivement sur lui

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