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What about the greens?

How could you do a cover story on green politics without mention of the Green Party? The Greens are the only party whose guiding principle is ecological wisdom. Worthy groups such as the League of Conservation Voters can only nibble at the edges of our society's environmental problems because they are structured as "beggars at the door." As such, they can win a few, temporary victories such as holding off drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a few months at a time, but they cannot create the comprehensive policy changes such as the phasing out of fossil fuels and nuclear power that our society needs. That requires a party that is fundamentally pro-environment.

Joe DeMare, Vice Chair Green Party of Erie County, Alden, NY
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Title Annotation:Letters From Our Readers
Author:DeMare, Joe
Publication:E
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Sep 1, 2003
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