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Redford speaks out on Obama and sparks political debate

If you haven’t been over to the Politico blog yet today, you might want to head over and check out the brewing debate started by Redford’s comments on Obama‘s lackadaisical stance on environmental issues, which originally appeared on the Huffington Post (and is also available right here on SUNfiltered). Politico’s short version of Redford’s longer piece is:

“Though many stars have already signed on to support Obama’s re-election, not everyone in Hollywood is happy with the president. The latest disillusioned celeb: Robert Redford.

The actor has penned a column in the Huffington Post questioning Obama’s dedication to environmental causes.

“One reason I supported President Obama is because he said we must protect clean air, water and lands. But what good is it to say the right thing unless you act on it?” Redford writes. “Since early August, three administration decisions — on Arctic drilling, the Keystone XL pipeline and the ozone that causes smog — have all favored dirty industry over public health and a clean environment. Like so many others, I’m beginning to wonder just where the man stands.”

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