Comments on: Monumental Environmental Protection Efforts in the Marianas Islands http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/monumental-environmental-protection-efforts-in-the-marianas-islands/ The EPA Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:52:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/monumental-environmental-protection-efforts-in-the-marianas-islands/#comment-13876 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:00:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=946#comment-13876 That’s why environmental programs will fail, overwhelmed by the relentlessly growing human population.

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By: Sara Jacobs http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/monumental-environmental-protection-efforts-in-the-marianas-islands/#comment-13875 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 04:51:38 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=946#comment-13875 I agree that this was a politically charged issue, as mentioned in the blog, and know there are multiple perspectives. However, I am hopeful that environmental protection, in the form of this new monument, was one positive outcome.

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By: Sara Jacobs http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/monumental-environmental-protection-efforts-in-the-marianas-islands/#comment-13874 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 04:50:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=946#comment-13874 I completely agree with your concern over the growing island of plastic in our oceans. In fact, if you check out our first blog post under the Pacific Southwest category, it highlights a 2008 award winner, Captain Charles Moore, who leads research on marine plastic pollution.

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By: Sara Jacobs http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/monumental-environmental-protection-efforts-in-the-marianas-islands/#comment-13873 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 04:49:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=946#comment-13873 Thanks for your comment. I agree that we need to work towards a standard of zero waste to landfills. One of our 2009 Pacific Southwest Environmental award winners, Toyota Motor Sales, has achieved this goal for many of its facilities. California does have some of the nations most aggressive recycling laws. Population growth is a complex issue of national and global concern, but is beyond the scope of what I can address in this blog post.

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By: Monument opposition http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/monumental-environmental-protection-efforts-in-the-marianas-islands/#comment-13872 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 00:39:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=946#comment-13872 It is obvious that you did not experience first hand the arrogant and culturally insensitive monument campaign waged in the Marianas to satisfy Bush’s need for a blue legacy. Please remember there are two sides to every story. Just because environmental protection is the battle cry doesn’t mean that it actually is.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/monumental-environmental-protection-efforts-in-the-marianas-islands/#comment-13871 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 21:09:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=946#comment-13871 So many Souths Sea Islands are already doomed to inundation by rising sea levels from global warming, orderly evacuation is more important than conservation. If you want to conserve an environment, what about the plastic slurry spreading throughout the global ocean, which obviously includes the Pacific. A major International effort is needed to clean up and stop that massive pollution before all the sea birds are dead and before the ocean starts producing more methane than oxygen.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/06/monumental-environmental-protection-efforts-in-the-marianas-islands/#comment-13870 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 20:54:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=946#comment-13870 Unless California reverses the growth of its population and launches a program of 100% safe recycling of all waste and garbage, all other programs will fail as more and more people produce more and more waste and garbage and public health collapses. Oops, I forgot California is bankrupt.

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