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President Barack Hussein Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

RE: Brazilian Amazon Deforestation

Dear President Obama,

         I am seriously concerned about the deforestation that is occurring in the Brazilian Amazon
region of Brazil. Reasons why deforestation is occurring is because of cattle ranching, small and large
scale agriculture, and logging (Butler 2009). According to Payne (2008), you support deforesting the area
further to promote the use of green biofuels. The Brazilian Amazon has a lot of resources of cellulosic
ethanol and resources which are essential in the biofuels movement. Biofuels are not a total answer to
the national energy crisis. I am seriously concerned for the people of Brazil and the indigenous rights of
all Brazilians. Additionally, this area is a major carbon sink for the world. This means that without the
Amazon intact, additional pollution and global warming will occur. Further deforestation will decrease
the quality of life on this planet for all.

        I urge you, and our members in congress, to help the indigenous people of the Amazon that are
unable to advocate for the best interests of their region.

Thank you for taking time to read my concerns. I await your reply.


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Butler, Rhett, 2009. Deforestation in the Amazon. Retrieved on 28 January 2010 from http://www.mongabay.com/brazil.html.
Payne, Henry, 2008. Obama Endorses Amazon Deforestation. Retrieved on 13 February 2010 from

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