Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Kerlinsky Pushes Conservation Now.(New Mexico & The West)

Byline: John J. Lumpkin Journal Staff Writer

ELECTION 2000 FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT RACE

Forget the prescription-drug benefit debate his opponents are having. Congressional candidate Daniel "Doctor Dan" Kerlinsky has bigger fish to fry.

The combination of the toxic products of industrialization, climate changes, weapons of mass destruction and overpopulation is bringing humanity to the brink, says the Green Party's candidate for Congress in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District. Kerlinsky says these factors have never been at work before on a global scale.

"We all have a sense we're doing something wrong that we're out of balance," he said. "People don't believe we can make it right."

The increase in cancers and in youth violence are just two symptoms Kerlinsky points to as examples of the widespread ills. Incremental improvements in environmental law aren't helping fast enough, he says. …

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