Polluting The Village To Save It?

Will the need for military readiness trump decades of environmental protections?
August 13, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Bush administration has proposed yet another list of environmental sacrifices that it believes America should make for the War on Terror."

"Now the Bush administration may be weeks from implementing more environmental exemptions for the sake of "national security," which critics find equally preposterous. The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a directive [PDF] that would enable a raft of agencies under its domain -- including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Coast Guard, Border Patrol, and more than a dozen others -- to eschew environmental reviews and assessments of their operations, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, if agency officials feel such reviews are impinging on their efficacy."

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Published on Thursday, August 12, 2004 in Grist Magazine
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