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March 30th, 2007

Commentary: Words of Advice For the University

Abstract:
Regarding the draft environmental impact report for UC Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its Long-Range Development Plan: The plans are not right or honest in presenting the whole of your intentions and impacts.

Here is a short list of suggestions re obvious problems with the plans:

We must not venture into new planet-endangering projects like this "Bio-energy Research." Especially not one like this biofuels project which is gigantic and rushing in disastrous directions for profit, politics, and growth, and which uses concepts that have already brought us to the edge of extinction. We must all begin to do everything we can to ameliorate damage to our planet and to heal and protect our natural environment to stop destroying our earth. We must clean up our act.

The original charter for the UC Labs was for research in electricity and energy efficiency. This relatively benign research has been wonderful and seemed safe enough to conduct near the university and our dense population. But radiation, nanotech, synthetic biology research and so forth, should not occur near the university or in populated areas. On an earthquake fault zone is unbelievable.

Source:
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