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I think SRI investing in energy is doomed to poor to nil results for the next four to eight years. What you will see, which is already happening in my state, is a rush to production of fossil fuels. Fast, cheap, and shortsighted production. The Windriver Mountains will become polluted as will my beloved Red Desert. That is the price which those of us who live in these climes will pay.

The glaciers in the Snowy Range and other ranges in the state have been gradually fading away. The increased use of fossil fuels, at least in part, accounts for this change.

Again, investments and politics merge. Bush has made it abundantly clear by his cabinet nominations (gads especially interior), that he will stand by his conservative goals. Cheney headed up Haliburton. Haliburton will reap the benefits of a push toward increased fossil fuel development.

In my state, there is a push to stop Canandian crude from coming here. The goal is to use the state's supplies. I assume on a national basis this would include drilling on the preserves in Alaska.

As far as other SRI investments go, perhaps if one has the money and can hold it for upward of ten to twenty years, buy up and hope the companies won't fold. I believe this is going to be rough sailing at best.

Take care,

Frolix8
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