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Sala Naga Internatioual Headquarters Come Visit us for LUNCH! In addition to our organic coffee, pizzas, empanadas, pastries and pies, we now prepare made to order sandwiches, salads, and even black bean gazpacho. 3601 S Congress off E Alpine Peon field ander the Water lower VT:3\( W. 711″ y r1a5 oh we’re out there Dialogue, continued from page 2 This is a very good article. If we call for an investigation and impeachment of Bush and Cheney, It might show that we the people do not stand for this kind of behavior and maybe we could regain some credibility with our allies and the rest of the world. Steve Major Via e-mail Well done, guys, Keep up the excellent articles. Glad to see that all the media in the United States is not bought and sold. Best regards, Shane Martin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada I support Ronnie Dugger’s column “Impeach or Indict Bush and Cheney.” While taking the country through another impeachment process would be difficult, what other choice is there? It would be a whole lot worse for America if Bush and Cheney hold the reins of power for three more years. Bush has handled not one, but three major life and death situations with such sheer ineptness how can this nation trust Bush again \(god date, nothing he has done to date instills confidence that Bush is capable of improving conditions in Iraq, helping New Orleans citizens re-build, or rewriting the Medicare bill to serve senior citizens. Bush and Cheney had their chances; they blew it. Three strikes and you’re out. Someone tell Bush & Cheney they struck out! Mindy Huie Dallas Shouldn’t that be impeach AND indict? Cheryl Powell Via e-mail WRITE DIALOGUE 307. W 7th Street Austin, TX 78701 [email protected] the well-heeled developers to continue with their plans. Although that loss was galling, AGUA’s strategy was right: Only by establishing a similarly broadbased, city-wide vision will it marshal the necessary support to slow, maybe even stop, unwarranted development over aquifer. That strategy alone will not bring success. AGUA has discovered, as have grassroots organizations everywhere, that it needs the legislative muscle and financial clout that hitherto only national, more mainstream groups have been able to bring to the political arena, the very groups whose standing the environmental left has tended to demonize. Linking up with the Lone Star chapter of the Sierra Club, for example, which has had a long history of successfully battling for Edwards Aquifer protection in the federal courts, would be a logical step. Making the same case is the chapter’s recent filing of a motion with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality by East Texas groups seeking to halt wastewater discharge from an East Texas paper mill into waters impounded to form Lake Sam Rayburn. Without the Sierra Club’s expertise, such a legal gambit might not have been attempted. It would help, too, if AGUA were able to depend on another Senator Yarborough. But for the moment, a sympathetic federal agency will do. On January 11, the Federal Highway Administration stopped construction on U.S. 281 pending more complete environmental-impact evaluations. However temporary this stayand the guess is that TxDOT ultimately will produce an impact statement that reinforces its contention that a widened toll road will have no adverse environmental impactthe federal agency’s intervention is a reminder that not all solutions are grassroots; not all power is communal; not all politics is local. Contributing writer Char Miller is director of urban studies at Trinity University and author of Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism and Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas. 28 THE TEXAS OBSERVER FEBRUARY 10, 2006