SocraticGadfly: Bush enviromental sellout No. 2 - coal power plants

November 19, 2008

Bush enviromental sellout No. 2 - coal power plants

Not content with making political appointments into civil service employees, Bush now wants to build power plants next to national parks.

The Environmental Protection Agency proposes to change the practice of measuring pollution levels near national parks, so that pollution spikes would no longer violate the Clean Air Act. As the story notes, a number of national parks already have air quality problems, and this would only make things worse.

There is nothing subtle at all about this, and I think the public will quickly know that.

Mark Wenzler, who directs clean-air programs for the National Parks Conservation Association, said NPCA would file a petition for reconsideration if EPA goes through with this.

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