Clean Air? Who needs it?
Posted July 14, 2008 in The Media and the Environment
On NPR’s All Things Considered John Walke, Director of NRDC's Clean Air program, criticizes the Bush Administration for its biased and inaccurate characterization of the Clean Air Act in an EPA report… On CBS Evening News John mourned the federal appeals court rejection of the Clean Air Interstate Rule, one of the few environmental advances made under the Bush Administration…
In a front page New York Times piece discussing both the EPA report and the Clean Air Interstate Rule, John pointed out that as a result of decisions Friday the 11th, “the Bush administration has failed to achieve a single ounce in reductions of smog, soot, mercury or global warming pollution from power plants”.
And in Chicago...
In response to a lax permit issued for BP’s Whiting refinery expansion, in the Chicago Tribune, Ann Alexander emphasizes that strict pollution limits are needed, "It's not enough for BP to essentially say they're swearing on scout's honor that [flare pollution] won't happen."… And in a Chicago Sun Times editorial Ann discusses the need to clean up Chicago’s canals and river system.
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