Air Date: Week of October 30, 1998
CURWOOD: And now it's time to hear from you, our listeners.
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CURWOOD: Jim Peugh, who hears us on KPBS in San Diego, noted that 2 recent stories on politics in the environment cited the Coalition of Republican Environmental Advocates, or CREA. A Republican for almost 40 years, Mr. Peugh says he considers CREA to be, quote, "a pseudo-green organization formed to deceive voters about the actions of the Republican leadership." He continues, "I personally am very ashamed of the leadership's lack of responsibility on environmental issues and hope for a change." Mr. Peugh suggests Republicans for Environmental Protection America as a more responsible reflection of the environmental Republicans' point of view.
Our story on US military waste cleanup in Panama got Gretchen Youngblood thinking about possible alternative solutions. Ms. Youngblood, who hears up on WVTF in Roanoke, Virginia, noted that Panama's international debt is owed to the United States, and she wondered whether it would be simpler for the US to forgive the debt in return for being excused from the cleanup. And then go one better. "The US," she writes, "should pay the Central American nation when it leaves, a kind of tip to the Hotel Panama."
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