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MARCH 17, 2003
10:42 PM
CONTACT:  Sierra Club
Allen Mattison, 202-427-3833

Sierra Club on Bush Iraq Speech;
Statement of Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope
WASHINGTON - March 17 - "The Sierra Club opposes the impending military attack on Iraq by the United States. We believe that the best course of action is disarmament through the United Nations' authorized inspections and weapons destruction process. We hope all parties will use the next 48 hours to find a path to peace.

"No matter the duration or outcome of this conflict, however, we will find ourselves in the same situation once again if the U.S. and other nations fail to recognize that continued dependence on oil and other fossil fuels is a significant de-stabilizing influence in international affairs. The Sierra Club therefore reaffirms its urgent call for the U.S. to move to a clean-energy economy using energy-efficient technologies and renewable power."


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