Nine Indicators Show Environment Worsening

According to pollution-oriented indicators compiled from government and university statistics by Knight Ridder, the nation's environment is deteriorating.
November 2, 2004, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Over the past 30 years, the nation's air and water have become cleaner, but the steady improvement has stalled or gone into reverse in several areas since Bush took office, according to government statistics. On Bush's watch, America's environment deteriorated in many critical areas -- including the quality of air in cities and the quality of water that people drink -- and gained in few.

Knight Ridder compiled 14 pollution-oriented indicators from government and university statistics. Nine of the 14 indicators showed a worsening trend, two showed improvements and three zigzagged."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Monday, November 1, 2004 in Duluth News
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