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April / May 2017

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"THERE'S A FIRST AMENDMENT right of access to sidewalks, public squares, and even public streets. Heckling is a well-protected First Amend- ment right." Kevin O'Neill, a scholar of protest law, on a North Carolina proposal to make it illegal to "threaten" or "intimidate" state offi cials (New York Times 3/3) "IF YOU TRIED TO GIVE rock and roll an- other name, you might call it Chuck Berry." John Lennon, on The Mike Douglas Show in 1972 "ROLLING BACK PROTECTIONS for predators defi es everything wildlife refuges stand for. Ref- uges are places where we celebrate biological diversity, not where wolves and bears are inhumanely killed for no good reason. It's an outrage that Congress would revoke rules that stop the senseless slaughter of predators, heedless of the important role these animals play in healthy ecosystems." Emily Jeffers, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, in an email about Alaska Wildlife deregulation (LA Times 3/26) "YOU SEND A NUCLEAR MISSILE to L.A., it's going to be a bad day for everybody." Gov- ernor Jerry Brown on the subject of nuclear danger (LA Times 3/23) "NO, I WOULD NOT AGREE that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see." Head of the EPA Scott Pruitt to CNBC when asked about carbon dioxide. (3/9) "I AM A PASSENGER on the spaceship Earth." Inventor and visionary R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) "THERE ARE NO PASSENGERS on spaceship Earth. We are all crew." Sociologist and futurist Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) "CARBON DIOXIDE IS the primary green- house gas that is contributing to recent climate change," states the EPA's webpage on the causes of climate change. Scott Pruitt leads this agency. (www.epa.gov) "AS TO CLIMATE CHANGE, I think the president was fairly straightforward: We're not spending money on that anymore." Mick Mulvaney, director of the Offi ce of Management and Budget (New York Times 3/17) W O RT H R E P E AT I N G "IN NATURE NOTHING EXISTS alone …. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself." Rachel Carson, noted conservationist and author of the environmental classic Silent Spring 8 wholelifetimes.com

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