I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage of legislation that would pave the way to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
I fully support the goal of species protection and conservation and believe that recovery and ultimately delisting of species should be the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's top priority under ESA.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a unique and biologically special place that should be preserved.
The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Butterflies are graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable. Butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
ItÝs curious what we take for granted or never even notice. Untold thousands of insects are devoured nightly by our little fury friends, the bats. They emerge at dusk and disappear at dawn, and we are hardly aware of what they have done for us.
To find new things, take the path you took yesterday.
There is a special place in our yard where heaven has met the earth. This heaven is a swirl of azure, cerulean, sapphire and cobalt. In it, the whispering wind sings a delicately soft turlee. This heaven flashes an eternal sunset of crimson set on ivory. It sees with sharp eyes of midnight ink.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
The long fight to save wild beauty represents democracy at its best. It requires citizens to practice the hardest of virtues ˝ self-restraint.
To keep every cog and every wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.
Only in the last moment of human history has the delusion arisen that people can flourish apart from the rest of the living world.
Natural systems are like those hollow Russian dolls, layer nested within layer within layer, always hiding a new riddle beneath the last one.
I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use our natural resources, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or rob by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
The purpose of conservation: the greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time.
Does the bowl in the garden mock nature when night after night green frogs gather to prove it a pool? Who says you canÝt make a pond out of a bowl?
An understanding of the Natural World and whats in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
If the human race is to continue for another million years, we will have to boldly go where no one has gone before
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