January 4th, 2006

I did not speak up

Boycott ExxonMobil

One of my goals this year is to be more politically active about things that are important to me. So, here's a step in that direction. For a while now, I've been receiving a lot of alerts from various activist groups - environmental, anti-war, anti-death penalty, things like that. Well, instead of just deleting them like I usually do, I'm going to start reading them more carefully.

I got one this morning from Defenders of Wildlife, which has prompted me to sign their petition, and commit to not buying gasoline from ExxonMobil until they do something to clean up their act, and stop petitioning to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, among other things:

ExxonMobil is spearheading efforts to open America’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. It is sabotaging efforts to slow global warming and refusing to put its huge profits to good use developing clean, renewable energy or supporting fuel efficiency. The company is still trying to get out of paying the full amount it owes fishermen and Native Americans hurt by the 1989 Valdez spill, which killed hundreds of thousands of seals, otters, birds, fish and whales -- despite raking in a historic $25 billion profit in 2005.

It’s time to hold ExxonMobil responsible for putting corporate profits over protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat. Join Defenders of Wildlife and other leading conservation groups in boycotting ExxonMobil. Fill out the form below to let ExxonMobil know that you WILL NOT BUY ExxonMobil gasoline unless -- and until -- ExxonMobil takes meaningful action to curb global warming, to invest in renewable energy, and to pay for the damages done by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.


Go here if you'd like more information. :)
WTF?

LJ?

Um, is LJ acting up again? Because all of the sudden this morning, I'm no longer receiving comments via e-mail. ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, oh PLEASE don't let this last as long as it did last time. Or is it just me? Of course, if you comment to this entry, chances are that I WON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT IT!

/drama

;)

ETA: Well, comments are starting to come in from my earlier entry, but I still haven't gotten the ones posted here. *sigh* I guess LJ is slow today. But at least it doesn't seem to be dead. O_o
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