A History of Washington Week (Part 2 of 6)
An Introduction to Washington Week
February 22-25, 2001
|Michael Dombeck awarded 2001 Steward of Creation|
|Warren Stone, Senator Lieberman|
Rabbi Warren Stone, NRCCC co-chair (at the center podium) plus program moderator Senator Joseph Lieberman (far left) and others from the NRCCC speak at a press conference inside the US Senate on the importance of preserving the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. When members of the religious coalition speak to legislators, individuals from different faith backgrounds represent the formal policy declarations of their institutions with different rationales, but unified conclusions for public policy. This event, co-sponsored by The Wilderness Society, was credited with tipping the balance in the Senate so that the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve was protected from drilling.