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This Page Added:  October 4, 2004

Note:  This is from an editorial at the wesite of:
The Project for the Old American Century
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As We The People have been focusing on 9/11 and its aftermath and on the subsequent illegal and deadly "shock and awe" escapades overseas undertaken by our irresponsible president and his band of overzealous crackpots, another disaster has been occurring right under our noses.  It is a disaster with more far reaching consequences than the 3000 civilians killed in 9/11, the 1000+ U.S. soldiers killed so far in Iraq and, I dare say, the thousands of civilians so far killed in Iraq by both the U.S. and Saddam Hussein.

One could go on at great length about each instance of environmental rape.  However, it is only when viewing the entire obscene picture at once that you can really grasp the magnitude of what has been going on.  These are not random activities by know-nothings.  You can bet that they were all planned before this administration took office.

The information comes from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club and other sources separately identified in the Fiatlux Environment archive.  It is presented for educational purposes only.


Bush Partial Environmental Record - January 20, 2001 Through July 17, 2004
1/20White House freezes all rules set at end of Clinton term including tougher ones for raw sewage.  Bush proposes opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
2/12Energy Dept. delays enforcement new efficiency standards for air conditioners.
2/15EPA delays new rule protecting wetlands from mining and development.
3/7Fish & Wildlife Service withdraws report calling for protection of endangered salmonids.
3/9Bush appoints oil and mining lobbyist as Secretary of Interior.
3/13Bush reneges on campaign promise to reduce CO2 emissions.
3/16Bush refuses to defend in court rule protecting 58 million acres of wild forest.
3/20Bush withdraws proposed stricter limits on arsenic in drinking water.
3/28Bush rejects Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change.
4/9Bush budget proposal cuts $500 million from EPA.  Bush again pushes to open Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.
5/10Bush administration refuses to name industry participants in Cheney energy task force
5/12Bureau of Land Mgt. (BLM) allows continued grazing on endangered-tortoise land in Calif.
5/17Bush releases energy plan heavily favoring fossil fuels and nukes.  Forest Service reduces citizen and scientific participation in decision-making.
5/22EPA officially suspends stricter limits for arsenic in drinking water.
6/19States and others sue Energy Dept. over air-conditioner rules.
6/21Timber lobbyist Mark Rey appointed to key post in Forest Service.
7/2Oil drilling off Florida coast proposed by Bush Admin.
7/6Bush reduces funding for greenhouse gas reductions in developing countries.
7/23Bush budget proposes cutting 270 EPA inspector jobs.
8/2Army Corps of Engineers kills plan to protect Missouri River wildlife by changing stream flows.
8/8Army Corps of Engineers weakens wetlands protections by slackening permit requirements.
8/12National forests opened to road building and logging by Forest Service rule change.
8/14EPA delays tougher rules for toxic power-plant emissions.
8/17Federal judge's decision to ban drilling off Calif. coast appealed by administration.
8/27Cattle still grazing on tortoise habitat in Calif. despite BLM agreement to move them.
8/28Bush admin. proposes missile-defense test installation in Pacific; environmentalists sue.  Bush admin. reconsiders ban on recycling radioactive metals into consumer products.
9/13EPA lies about Manhattan hazards after 9/11, calls area safe despite extreme toxic pollution.
9/20Forest Service proposes further reduction in citizen participation in policymaking.
9/21Bush uses terrorist attacks as excuse to weaken protection of wetlands.
10/25Interior Dept. weakens mining protections on federal lands.
10/31Arsenic flip-flop.  Under public pressure EPA adopts higher standard.
11/2Army Corps of Engineers retreats from policy of "no net loss" of wetlands.
11/5Bush signs bill to boost spending on national forests but with harmful logging rules.
11/29Minnesota 's Voyageurs National Park reopens winter lakes to snowmobiles.
12/3Army Corps of Engineers decides not to decommission Snake River dams in Pacific Northwest.
12/14Administration announces weaker standards for nuclear waste storage at Nevada 's Yucca Mountain.  Forest Service announces more road building on undeveloped forest lands.
1/9Admin. backs hydrogen car research but most hydrogen to come from fossil fuels.
1/10Study shows big drop in enforcement of environmental laws under Bush.  Admin. fights in court for new oil drilling off California coast.
1/14Report shows interior secretary squelched her own agency's criticism of weaker wetlands rules.  Wetland protections weakened nationwide in flip-flop from Bush campaign promise.  Park service okays more oil drilling in Florida 's Big Cypress National Preserve.
1/21BLM preliminarily approves gas drilling in Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument , Montana.
1/22Forest Service sues to overturn ban on salvage logging in Montana 's Bitterroot National Forest.
1/28Bush supports Cheney's refusal to release secret energy-task-force records.
2/4Bush Slashes environmental education spending.  Bush budget proposes cutting $1 billion from environmental spending.  Bush budget proposes $404 million to support timber sales in national forests.
2/11Environmentalists sue Park Service for allowing motorized vehicles in Georgia wilderness.
2/14Bush gives power plants ten more years to cut mercury and sulfur dioxide emissions.  Bush unveils global-warming plan that lets CO2 emissions continue at present rate.
2/15Bush endorses plan to store 77,000 tons of nuclear waste in Nevada 's Yucca Mountain.  Forest Service approves mining exploration in Missouri 's Mark Twain National Forest.
2/16Bush admin. asks court to delay endangered species protection in California.
2/18Eric Schaeffer, a top EPA official, resigns in protest of Bush policies.
2/19Phaseout of snowmobiles in national parks delayed.
2/22 BLM proposes to let states allow vehicles in previously off-limits federal lands.
2/23Bush budget asks that taxpayers pay for Superfund cleanups instead of polluters.
2/27Federal judge orders Bush admin. to release Cheney's secret energy-task-force records.
3/12Bush Admin. belatedly complies with court order to protect desert tortoise.
3/18EPA exempts large category of power plants from lawsuits for Clean Air Act violations.
3/25Discovery that White House spent $135,612 of clean energy funds to print its energy plan.
3/29Pentagon seeks exemption from environmental laws.
4/1Admin. misses deadline to boost automobile fuel efficiency.
4/11Army Corps of Engineers approves mining limestone in 5,400 acres of Florida 's everglades.
4/14Bush kills program that funded environ. research for graduate students.
4/22EPA citizen "watchdog" resigns in protest, charging agency officials muzzled him.
5/3New EPA rules allow mining operations to dump waste in waterways.
5/13Admin. asks judge not to limit waste-dumping from mountaintop mines.  Bush signs farm bill that pays big subsidies to polluting agricultural operations.
5/21Ban on mining in and around Oregon 's Siskiyou National Forest ends.
5/23Admin. rolls back air-conditioner energy efficiency standards.
5/24Bush-Putin summit produces nuclear treaty that puts no long-term limit on nuclear weapons.  Admin. drops plan for contractors to put environmental protection into projects.
6/3Oil-drilling leases on more than 500,000 acres in Alaska signed by Interior Dept.
6/7Interior secretary rejects proposal to limit offshore oil drilling in California.
6/13Missouri River restoration halted indefinitely by Army Engineers.  EPA proposes weakening cleanup rules for 17,000 power plants.  Judge halts Bush admin. move to end habitat protection on 500,000 acres in Calif.
6/17Judge rejects Army Engineers plan to allow mine-waste dumping.
6/24EPA abandons plan to clean up storm-water pollution.
6/25Bush admin. blames wildfires on environmentalists.  Snowmobiling allowed to continue in national parks, though with some restrictions.  EPA ombudsman testifies Bush admin. pressured him to halt study of radiation standards.
7/1Bush admin. cuts funding for toxic cleanups to half of that requested by EPA.  Bush kills corporate tax on polluters that funds cleanup of toxic waste sites.
7/2Bush admin. rescinds 4 million acres of protection for endangered Calif. frog.
7/10Judge orders admin. to protect 400,000 Calif. acres for endangered Alameda whipsnake.
7/15Navy given permit to use low-frequency sonar, a known threat to whales.
7/17Bush opposes Senate bill to require 10% renewable energy by 2020.
7/25Another top EPA official quits in protest.
7/26Admin. backs congressional proposal to exempt companies from disclosing hazards.
8/7EPA proposes weakened water cleanups; asks for "voluntary" efforts.
8/15Conservatives praise Bush for skipping UN World Summit on Sustainable Development.
8/22Interior Dept. claims new power plant won't harm air at Mammoth Cave National Park , KY.  Bush calls for increased logging in name of fire prevention.
8/26-9/4Bush only major leader not at UN Summit on Sustainable Development.
8/27U.S. opposes targets for renewable energy use at UN World Summit.
8/29Interior Dept. approves billion-dollar plan to store water under Mojave Desert.
8/30Foe of ecological restoration Alan Fitzsimmons named head of federal wildfire prevention.
9/3White House asks exemption from Freedom of Information Act in energy-task-force suit.
9/4Fed. officials reject call to add white marlin to endangered list.
9/9States EPA air-quality inspections shown to have dropped by 34%.
9/13EPA weakens proposed pollution standards for off-road vehicles.
9/15EPA deletes global warming section from pollution report.
9/17Bush replacing most scientists on chemical-hazard panel with those tied to chemical industry.
9/18Bush executive order cuts citizen involvement in review of road and airport projects.
9/21killing of 34,000 salmonids results from federal diversion of Klamath River water in Oregon.
9/27Interior secretary okays gold mining on sacred Indian site in CA.
9/30New EPA water-quality report shows U.S. waters are getting dirtier.
10/1Fish and Wildlife Service reverses order to increase Missouri River flow to protect species.
10/3Conservatives urge White House to release $35.5 million in conservation funds for farmlands.
10/4BLM approves largest oil and gas drilling exploration ever in Utah.
10/8EPA water administrator says war on terror leaves little money for water cleanup.  Bush stacks panel on lead poisoning with people tied to the lead industry.  Federal workers reveal memo from EPA chief encouraging them to support president when off-duty.
10/9Bush admin. sides with auto industry in suit against CA emission rules.
10/10Admin. failed to assess vulnerability of chemical facilities to terrorists, GAO says.
10/15Superfund cleanups drop to 42% per year from average of 76% under Clinton , report shows.
10/16Judge finds Forest Service violates Endangered Species Act by not protecting spotted-owl habitat.
10/17Bush admin. told by federal judge to release energy documents in Sierra Club lawsuit.
10/31EPA halts funding at seven Superfund sites.
11/2Bush threatens withdrawal from historic UN population accord.
11/5Polluters paid 64% less in fines under Bush than in last two Clinton years, report shows.
11/11Bush admin. supports renewed elephant-ivory trade.
11/12National Park Service proposal would allow 1,100 snowmobiles a day in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks.
11/21Natural-gas drilling at Padre Island National Seashore in Texas approved.
11/22Admin. repeals rules requiring older factories to cut pollution emissions.
11/27Forest Service proposes rule changes to increase logging, grazing, mining in 192 million acres.
12/2Admin. defers action on global warming.  Admin. plan for oil drilling off CA coast ruled illegal by federal judge.
12/4Bush asks for 5 more years of study before acting on global warming.
12/12Fed. court rules against admin.; upholds roadless rule for 58.5 million acres.  Admin. proposes tiny increase in auto fuel economy- 1.5 mpg in five years.
12/13Fed. judge blocks Army Engineers Snake River dredging plan in Pacific Northwest.
12/16EPA's new factory-farm rule favors big agribusiness polluters.
12/20Fed. judge blocks Interior Dept. from permitting oil exploration in eastern Utah.
12/30EPA proposes two-year exemption of oil and gas industry from storm-water pollution rules.
1/6BLM rule change gives states leeway for new roads in wildlands.
1/10Bush budget requests $56.4 billion for Energy Dept. nuclear weapons activity.  Bush admin. proposes pulling federal safeguards from 20% of U. S. wetlands.
1/13Pentagon plans to ask for exemption from environmental laws on millions of acres.
1/16Environmental personnel scratched from USAID policy bureau.
1/17Interior Dept. proposes oil exploration on up to 9 million acres of Alaska 's North Slope.
1/21EPA refuses to ban weed-killer atrazine, a possible carcinogen.
1/22EPA retains unsafe limits for toxic perchlorates.
1/24Manatees get federal protection thanks to lawsuit settlement.
1/27Bush proposes privatizing thousands of National Park Service jobs.  Calif. giant sequoia threatened by Forest Service proposal to resume logging nearby.
1/29Bush admin. wins court ruling that legalizes mountaintop-removal mining permits.
1/30BLM proposes rollback of Clinton-era restrictions on grazing.  Exemptions to phaseout of ozone-destroying methyl bromide planned by Bush admin.
2/11EPA drafts new rules to relax toxic-air pollution standards.
2/20National Park Service finalizes rules allowing snowmobiles in national parks.
2/25National Academy of Sciences panel strongly criticizes Bush global warming plan.
2/27Bush "Clear Skies" plan allows much more pollution than if Clean Air Act were enforced.  Transportation Dept. speeds up environmentally harmful road projects.
2/28Oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge his "greatest wish" says high-ranking interior official.  Wilderness protection for millions of acres of Alaska 's Tongass forest rejected by Forest Service.
3/4National Park Service slaughters 231 Yellowstone bison.
3/7Paul Wolfowitz tells military leaders to find reasons to exempt military from environmental rules.
3/10EPA exempts oil and gas industry from Pres. Clinton's tighter water-pollution rules.
3/13EPA withdraws another Clinton-era water-pollution cleanup rule.  EPA official testifies in Congress in favor of exempting military from environmental laws.
3/18EPA allows sludge dumping in Potomac River to continue for seven more years.  Fish and Wildlife proposes removing protections from endangered wolves.  Fed. judge orders Interior Dept. to continue protecting manatees.  GAO again criticizes Bush admin. for failing to reduce security risks at chemical plants.
3/25Park Service adopts plan for Yellowstone/Teton allowing 1,100 snowmobiles a day.
4/1Bush admin. drops court battle to allow CA offshore drilling.  Bush admin. barely raises SUV gas mileage requirements to 1.5 mpg by 2007.
4/3Bureau of Reclamation again diverts water from Klamath River where salmonid kill occurred.
4/4New U.S.-Mexico pollution treaty signed, but lacks funding.
4/7Bush admin. asks UN to remove Yellowstone from endangered world heritage status.
4/8Protection plan for 76-mile stretch of CA coast abandoned by National Park Service.
4/9Interior Dept. paves way for new roads on federal lands in Utah.
4/10U.S. Fish and Wildlife signs off on plan to reopen Imperial Sand Dunes to off-road vehicles.
4/20Toxic cleanups still lagging; 41% fewer Superfund sites cleaned up by EPA, report says.
4/21Sharp criticism of Bush admin. air-pollution policies by independent panel.
4/24White House unveils pro-industry chemical security bill.
4/28White House bans EPA from discussing perchlorate pollution.
5/2Vehicle fuel economy drops to 22-year low of 20.8 mpg says EPA report.  Permits for cross-border power lines from Mexican power plants illegal, says Fed. judge.
5/5Navy's use of sonar causes "stampede"- and possibly death - of marine mammals in Puget Sound.
5/13Fish & Wildlife signs off on mining in Montana 's Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.
5/14Bush $247 billion transportation plan slashes environmental protection.  EPA proposes easing, delaying smog-control rules.
5/21Christine Todd Whitman, embattled EPA chief, resigns.
5/30Park Service opens Maryland and Virginia 's Assateague Island National Seashore to jet skis.  Forest-fire plan eliminates environmental review of logging projects under 1,000 acres.
6/2Energy Dept. announces $2 billion to $4 billion plan to build new "mini" nukes.
6/3Energy Dept. funds study on how to ease effects of global warming for Alaska oil drillers.
6/5Forest Service plan would triple logging limits in CA Sierra Nevada.
6/9USDA reverses Clinton ban on most logging and road building on 58.5 million acres.
6/20Defense Dept. reneges on plan to test for perchlorate pollution at U.S. bases.
6/23Bush admin. again deletes references to dangers of global warming in EPA report.
6/27Fed. judge halts timber sale in Montana 's Kootenai National Forest.
7/1Autopsies link Navy sonar to porpoise deaths, environmentalists charge.
7/8Fed. court rejects Cheney's argument for keeping energy-task-force records secret.
7/12EPA won't regulate perchlorate and other drinking-water contaminants.
7/17Energy Dept. lobbies Congress for law to get around court ruling on nuke waste.  Fed. judge rules admin. must redo water plan for Oregon/CA Klamath River.
7/22Army Engineers ruled in contempt for defying order to change Missouri River flows.
7/24Bush admin. softens demand for outsourcing of fed. jobs, including at national parks.
8/8Bush admin. settlement of timber suit could double logging in Northwest.
8/11Bush taps anti-environmental Utah governor Mike Leavitt to head EPA.
8/26New EPA rules ignore mercury pollution from chlorine plants.
8/27EPA excludes 17,000 facilities from upgrading pollution controls when installing new equipment.
8/29U.S. court rules against EPA's loopholes in mountaintop-removal-mining regulations.
9/2EPA weakens ban on selling polluted sites by reinterpreting law.  EPA refuses to regulate ballast-water discharges from ships.
9/4EPA finds 274 violations of laws for dumping mountaintop-mining debris.
9/22White House's own study concludes benefits of environmental regulations far outweigh costs.
9/23Forest Service estimates $2 million lost in timber sale from Alaska 's Tongass.
9/24White House recommendations would undermine public participation in environmental planning.
9/25EPA proposes deal that would let polluting factory farms avoid prosecution.
10/1Bush fails to renew energy conservation program that saved government $300 million a year.
10/6EPA rules that farmers can't sue pesticide makers if chemicals fail to meet stated claims.
10/10Interior Dept. overturns limits on acreage where gold mines can dump waste.  Judge orders Interior Dept. to stop stalling on owl habitat protection.  EPA proposal to allow warmer waters behind Oregon dams threatens salmonids.  EPA inspector general criticizes agency for lax enforcement.
10/13Bush admin. proposes lifting ban on importing endangered species.  $18.6 million Forest Service study says outsourcing jobs would rarely be cost-effective.
10/17EPA announces it will not regulate dioxins in sewage sludge dumped on land.
10/31EPA declines to restrict use of pesticide atrazine.
11/4Superfund cleanups lag for third straight year.  Environmentalists criticize revised everglades-recovery plan for failing to ensure natural water flow.
11/13Park Service workers charge that Bush policies will "destroy the grand legacy of our national parks."
11/14Bush admin. loses bid to increase ozone-depleting methyl bromide.
11/18Admin. admits blame for killing of 34,000 salmonids in Klamath River.  EPA proposes looser regulations on dumping low-level radioactive waste in landfills.
12/3Bush signs "Healthy Forests" bill more logging, less species protection on millions of acres.
12/4EPA seeks to reclassify mercury as "nontoxic."
12/5BLM proposes weakening rules for grazing livestock on federal land.
12/9Federal violation notices to polluters down almost 60%; almost 30% fewer fines.
12/16White House abandons plans to weaken Clean Water Act protections for wetlands.
12/17Fed. judge overturns admin. decision not to protect orcas in Puget Sound.
12/19Forest Service opens grizzly bear habitat to snowmobiles in Montana 's Flathead National Forest.
12/23Forest Service continues to allow logging in Alaska 's Tongass, world's largest temperate rainforest.
12/24Fed. court blocks EPA plan to weaken Clean Air Act by exempting power plants from review.
1/1Only 50 companies agree to Bush admin. voluntary plan to cut global warming emissions.
1/7White House proposes overturning ban on mining near streams.
1/8$175 million Superfund shortfall prevents cleanups at 11 sites, slows down others.
1/9Pentagon to seek more environmental exemptions.  Forest Service limits citizens' right to challenge logging plans by appeal or in court.
1/11Fed. court overturns admin. weakening of energy efficiency for air conditioners.
1/21Interior secretary asks to triple number of gas-drilling permits in Wyoming.
1/22EPA scales back monitoring of smokestack pollution.  Interior Dept. opens 9 million acres on Alaska 's North Slope to oil drilling.
1/23Forest Service plans to boost logging on up to 3.2 million acres of Appalachian forests.
1/27White House says EPA doesn't have to study pesticide effects on imperiled wildlife.
1/29Bush admin. proposes letting contractors police federal nuclear-plant safety.
1/30Parts of EPA's mercury-pollution plan lifted verbatim from industry memos.
2/2Bush budget proposes $10 million cut in funds for endangered species.
2/5EPA says 630,000 children, twice as many as previously thought, in danger from mercury exposure.
2/6Clean Air Act changes undermining enforcement, says former EPA official.
2/9Energy development allowed inside Colorado and Utah 's Dinosaur National Monument.
2/11Forest Service plan allows mining, drilling in Alabama 's national forests.
2/13EPA no longer to require "worse case" scenarios from industry.
2/15Forest Service allows poisoning of prairie dogs in four states.
2/16White House ignores threat from gasoline additive MTBE.
2/18U.S. Navy plans to dredge endangered turtle habitat in Key West.  20 Nobel-winning scientists say admin. distorts science for political gain.
2/24Fed. mine-safety official demoted after questioning mine accident investigation.
2/27Missouri River mgt. plan ignores fish protections.
3/3Bush admin. proposes to relax rules on killing wolves in Idaho and Montana.
3/9358 conservation scientists urge admin. to halt plan to import endangered species.
3/10Forest Service hires PR firm to promote Sierra Nevada plan that would triple logging.
3/11EPA inspector says agency's rosy drinking-water assessment used false data.
3/12Forest Service relents no snowmobiles in grizzly habitat in Montana 's Flathead National Forest.
3/15Court rules BLM illegally opened Montana area to off-road vehicles.
3/16EPA approves plan to inject toxic waste underground in Michigan wells.
3/19FDA warnings on mercury in tuna not strong enough, scientists charge.
3/24NRDC sues Bush admin. for withholding records on perchlorate in drinking water.
3/25BLM suspends plans for energy devel. of Colorado and Utah 's Dinosaur National Monument.
3/26Delay in phaseout of dangerous methyl bromide pesticide negotiated by U.S.
3/30Fed. court orders Bush admin. to release forest-planning documents.
3/31Fed. judge orders Energy Dept. to release more Cheney energy-task-force records.  EPA prosecution of environmental crimes even weaker under new administrator.
4/1Bush admin. working behind scenes to weaken European Union chemical safety rules.  Mining whistleblower accuses Bush admin. of cover-up in huge coal-sludge spill.
4/2Bush admin. sells 155 acres in Colorado to Phelps Dodge Corp. for $875.
4/6EPA weakens safety rules for rat poison at industry's behest.
4/7White House downplays effects of mercury from coal-fired power plants.
4/8Interior secretary allows aerial hunting of Alaska wolves to continue.
4/9Interior Dept. blocks release of data on oil drilling to Environmental Working Group.
4/11Bush admin. budget asks for $35 million cut in lead-poisoning prevention.
4/13Bush admin. spending more on nuclear weapons research than in Cold War, report says.
4/15Fish & Wildlife Service rejects protection for Yellowstone trumpeter swans.
4/1939 state attorneys general urge denial of Pentagon's request for environmental exemptions.
4/20Yellowstone Park employees advised to wear ear protection from snowmobile noise.
4/22National Council of Churches strongly criticizes Bush air-pollution policies.
4/28USDA weakens organic food standards, allowing hormones, feed raised with pesticides.  Interior Dept. proposes limits on designation of critical habitat for endangered species.
4/29Report shows that more than half of all Americans live in areas with hazardous levels of smog.
5/12Scientists say Yucca Mountain nuclear facility could leak far sooner than Energy Dept. claims.
5/21Whistle-blowing Fed. biologist quits over politicized decision-making.  EPA officials with timber ties weaken toxic formaldehyde standards for plywood industry.
5/26USDA backs down, keeps organic food standards.
5/27U.S. Army retracts order to cut some environmental-protection practices.
5/28Army Engineers lets sewers, ditches "mitigate" loss of streams to mountaintop-removal mining.  A dozen major national parks hit by cutbacks to visitor services and staffing.
6/1Fed. court rejects EPA's proposed snowmobile standards.  Admin. delays greater protection to marbled murrelet to benefit timber industry.
6/2Exemption of military from migratory-bird-protection rules proposed by admin.  New EPA rules allow more fine-particle pollution from 1,000 industrial plants.
6/3Bush 2005 budget zeroes out funding for research on abrupt climate change.
6/7Bush wins ruling to allow Mexican trucks into U.S. without meeting clean-air standards.
6/8Reduction in Snake and Columbia River water releases, harming Northwest salmon, announced.
6/15Admin's pro-nuke, pro-oil energy proposal stalled in Congress.
6/23Executive Order 12958 gives EPA authority to classify documents.
6/24Supreme Court ruling allows Cheney to keep energy-task force secrets until after election.
7/4Bush follows demands of donors on Global Warming.
7/8Bush team pushes one of the biggest timber sales in U.S. history under guise of fire protection.
7/12Admin. to eliminate Clinton era roadless rule, ending protections for 58.5 million acres.
7/16Fish & Wildlife Service to end protection for eastern wolves and abandon reintroduction plans.


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