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Monday, November 13, 2006

Post-election environmental agenda

Photo by MdEST.
The Environment Report 's Mark Brush looks into the impact mid-term elections may have on the environment. He writes:
The political landscape in the US changed overnight this week/last week (election week). The Democratic takeover will mean a big shift in policy-making efforts in Washington.
He continues:
Tiernan Sittenfeld is the legislative director for the League of Conservation Voters. She says many Republican committee chairs, such as Richard Pombo, simply obstructed environmental legislation. She says now that will change.

"It's not that even that Congress has even voted to pass particular pro-environment legislation; it's that the house leadership and the committee chairs haven't even allowed such legislation to come to the floor. They haven't even wanted a debate on it. So I think having different leadership, having different committee chairs who care about protecting the environment, who care about clean air, clean water, and open space is going to be a whole world of difference."
The photo is from the Absolute Michigan Pool on Flickr

Read or listen to ELECTIONS BOOST ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA by the Environment Report (don't forget to listen to the Pambo Mambo!)
Read or listen to this related story, DISH DETERGENT MAKERS FIGHT PHOSPHATE BANS by The Environment Report
Also read Implications of Democrats' Victory for the Great Lakes on Dig Michigan

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