BUSH WHACKED?

The New Power Project wants President Bush to investigate alternative and renewable energy sources...

BEASTIE BOYS, MOBY and ALANIS MORISSETTE are among the stars who have joined forces to back a campaign protesting at US President GEORGE W. BUSH’s energy policies.

Under the banner the New Power Project, the stars are joined by James Taylor, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and Jackson Browne protesting at Bush’s move towards increasing energy reserves by extending production of traditional fuels, such as drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and focusing on nuclear power rather than investigating alternative and renewable energy sources.

According to cdnow.com, the artists will use their fan email lists, websites and gigs to promote the issues and ask their fans to take direct action by signing petitions and sending messages to the Bush administration and their members of Congress.

Mike Diamond of Beastie Boys said in a statement released on Wednesday (July 25) that the currently proposed policies are “heading us back to a time when humanoids dragged their knuckles on the ground…This is our world. If each person goes to the www.saveourenvironment.org site right now and sends a message, we can stop this.”