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.