Storm Brewing Over Clear Skies Initiative

EPA witheld key findings of a Senate air pollution plan that would provide more health benefits that the Bush administration's Clear Skies Initiative.
July 1, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The Environmental Protection Agency for months has withheld key findings of its analysis showing that a Senate plan to combat air pollution would be more effective in reducing harmful pollutants -- and only marginally more expensive -- than would President Bush's Clear Skies initiative for power plant emissions.The Clear Skies proposal is designed to reduce power plant emissions over the next 20 years. A centerpiece of Bush's environmental policy, its passage could burnish his 2004 reelection credentials. But the president's plan does not address carbon dioxide emissions, which many scientists consider an important greenhouse gas that may contribute to the Earth's warming."

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Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 in The Washington Post
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