Sen. Jeffords Criticizes Bush on Environmental Issues

Date: November 21, 2002

Source: News Room

Sen. James Jeffords (I-Vt.), the outgoing chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, criticized President Bush last Saturday for moving backward on the environment, contending he is putting special interests above clean air, clean water and public health. Jeffords, who will give up the chairmanship when Republicans take over the Senate in January, said Bush is rolling back protections for clean air and water, cutting Superfund site cleanups, and clearing new oil and gas drilling on national lands. "Unfortunately, on environmental issues our president is moving us backward instead of leading us forward," Jeffords said, delivering the weekly radio address on behalf of Democrats.

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