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April 22nd, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Sigourney Weaver goes to Washington for Earth Day

(CNN) – She was just in the highest grossing movie of all time – trying to preserve the planet Pandora. Now, actress Sigourney Weaver is trying to help save planet Earth.

She is in Washington for Earth Day and will be testifying at a Senate hearing on the environmental and economic impacts of ocean acidification. She joined us on Thursday's American Morning to discuss the important issue.

Filed under: Entertainment • Environment
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  1. Smith in Oregon

    Corporate greed is by and large the biggest obstacle to any meaningful environmental changes. For decades in America the Republican party has poured millions into the judical campaign coffers to elect extreme corporate leaning jurists into State and Federal courts. Recently they have done the same flooding their hand picked hyper-conservative jursits into the Federal Appeals court positions which they will later use to bring over to the US Supreme Court.

    In short, anti-environmental jurists largely run State and Federal Courts. The few jurists that buck that tide and their extremely damaging views are targeted for retirement or defeat.

    Republican lawmakers in Washington are nothing but mouthpieces for their special Corporate interests that have NO INTENTION of reigning in their profit margins because of environmental damages, toxic gases, toxic wastes and the diseases and death those causes.

    While admirable what you are doing Sigourney Weaver, America is currently gripped by Republican party forces which entirely are steadfast in refusing to take into account the global damage they are causing.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm |