Top Censored Stories: Looting The Commons

The story of the reversal of three decades of environmental progress is featured on a list of stories that were overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the media.
September 8, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"The Bush Administration’s environmental policies are destroying much of the environmental progress made over the past 30 years...the Clean Skies Initiative allows power plants to emit more than five times more mercury, twice as much sulfur dioxide, and over one and a half times more nitrogen oxides than the Clean Air Act... Bush's Healthy Forests Initiative is funding projects for logging companies to gain access to old growth trees and paying them for brush clearing...President Bush appointed Vice President Cheney to head a secretive energy task force to craft the administration’s energy policy...The Bush Administration has cut the Superfund budget, and Congress is shifting the burden of clean up from polluters to the American taxpayer."

"Project Censored is a media research group out of Sonoma State University which tracks the news published in independent journals and newsletters. From these, Project Censored compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country’s major national news media."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Monday, September 6, 2004 in Project Censored
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