Bush Administration Set to Change Environmental Laws

Written by Gary R. Hess

The Bush Administration has announced that withinrepparttar next few months a rewrite ofrepparttar 125915 three decade old document protecting environmental areas against gas and oil drilling will be changed while reshapingrepparttar 125916 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

When asked about whetherrepparttar 125917 American people would approve of such actionrepparttar 125918 Bush Administration stated that "The election was a validation ofrepparttar 125919 philosophy andrepparttar 125920 agenda." Ironically President Bush went out of his way to avoid any conversation aboutrepparttar 125921 environment during his campaign.

The new document reshapingrepparttar 125922 EPA holds a line givingrepparttar 125923 current membersrepparttar 125924 right to retire withinrepparttar 125925 next four years, giving President Bushrepparttar 125926 ability to fillrepparttar 125927 positions with other anti-environmentalists.

Mr. Bush's first plan is to openrepparttar 125928 Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The land is home to caribou, polar bears, musk oxen and millions of migratory birds. A vote held two years ago was turned down 52-48 inrepparttar 125929 Senate, but withrepparttar 125930 new Republican majorityrepparttar 125931 plan is likely to pass.

The next Republican action will be a call for a new energy bill asking for permission to explore in other environmentally fragile areas for oil and gas, followed byrepparttar 125932 reshaping ofrepparttar 125933 Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Act isrepparttar 125934 most successful environmental bill declining air pollution by 50% overrepparttar 125935 past thirty years.

Over 1,000,000,000 Children are at Risk

Written by Gary R. Hess

A new report byrepparttar United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has showed remarkable statistics about howrepparttar 125914 world’s children are now at great risk.

The report shows that more than 640 million children don't have sufficient shelter, while 140 million have never been to school. It also shows 400 million children do not have safe water to drink and 500 million live without basic sanitation. Another 90 million children starve.

The 1989 Convention onrepparttar 125915 Rights ofrepparttar 125916 Child asked countries to help give children a healthy and protected up bringing however violence, aids and poverty are still at their worst. Nearly one in six children suffers from severe hunger and one in seven has no healthcare.

Carol Bellamy, executive director of Unicef, indicated thatrepparttar 125917 main cause ofrepparttar 125918 great risk is wars. Over 20 million children are forced from their homes due to fighting and 3.6 million, half of which are children, have died in such conflicts although a much higher number of children have died from indirect causes ofrepparttar 125919 wars.

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