Monday, August 10, 2009

Obama Administration to do less for Environment Cleanup than Bush

For years, the Bush administration was criticized for not doing enough for the environment. The League of Conservation Voters, Field and Stream Magazine, the Sierra Club and The National Resources Defense Council all were frequent critics.

Now, the Obama Administration is slated to do even less than the Bush Administration did as it relates to cleanup of toxic sites, according to the LA Times. The silence from the environmental groups is deafening.

For the first two years of the Obama Administration, the EPA is scheduled to clean up less toxic sites than any administration since 1991. This amounts to finishing 20 site cleanups in 2009 and 22 in 2010 that were begun under the previous administration. The Bush record was an average of 38 sites per year.

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