Issue Date: December 22, 2008
Bush’s Legacy At EPA
UNDER PRESIDENT George W. Bush, the Environmental Protection Agency softened regulations that were hindering industry, issued regulations that were deemed industry-friendly, shuttered the agency’s technical and scientific libraries, and reduced the information companies must submit on their release of toxic substances. The agency battled environmental activists and states in court, and its staff scientists reported political interference in their work. Although EPA enacted regulations and policies promoting environmental safety, some of its actions . . .
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