"Foreign secret services . . . very actively use all sorts of
ecological organizations. This is why such organizations will always be the focus of our
-- Vladimir Putin, then-chief of the Federal Security Service (formerly
the KGB) and now Russia's president, in July 1999. In recent years, Russian whistleblowers
have repeatedly embarrassed the military and its client industries with disclosures of
"Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be optional."
-- Fujio Cho, president of Toyota, when asked about increasing
environmental regulation worldwide and technological advances such as the development of
hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles, in an interview reported by The New York Times in March.
"George W. Bush speaking on the environment is like Joseph Stalin
talking on human rights."
-- Nevada Senator Harry Reid (D), in response to the Texas governor's
call for "commonsense conservationism" while visiting Lake Tahoe in June. Bush's
brand of conservation (he does not use the word "environment") would rely on
public/private partnerships, tax credits to landowners, and repeal of the estate tax.