Bush Dismantling Clinton's Environmental Legacy

In a scathing editorial, the "New York Times" accuses the Bush administration of trying, both overtly and covertly, to dismantle major elements of Bill Clinton's environmental legacy.
November 5, 2001, 1pm PST | California 2000
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Despite the trying times of post-Sept. 11, the editorial says the Bush plans are worthy of the public's scrutiny. From Interior Secretary Gale Norton's reversal of regulations involving hard-rock mining to the effort to reverse a rule to phase out snowmobiles from Yellowstone National Park, the Bush administration is decidedly moving in a more industry-friendly direction. "It is difficult at a moment of crisis to devote much thought to things like mining rules or snowmobile bans. But if the president's top officials have time to undermine environmental regulations, the public needs to pay attention as well."

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Published on Thursday, October 25, 2001 in The New York Times
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