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Environment & Politics / Pollution Regulations #714994

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 22, 2002
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(White House: Barry Serafin) The decision by President Bush's administration to ease regulations on pollution examined; details given of the condemning of the changes by environmental, legal & medical groups. [Assistant EPA administrator Jeffrey HOLMSTEAD†- expresses confidence businesses will be reducing air pollution.] [Connecticut attorney general Richard BLUMENTHAL†- says the administration is telling the Northeast it can drop dead environmentally.] [Former EPA staffer Eric SCHAEFFER†, Representative Edward MARKEY- cite the politics of the decision.] The contributions to the Republican Party & the Bush campaign from industry cited. Other environmental decisions now in the works with the Republicans controlling Congress, including drilling for oil in Alaska's National Arctic Wildlife Refuge, noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Serafin, Barry

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