A Sensible Center For The Environment

To a hunter sighting mallards in the gray Virginia morning or to an angler fly-fishing in the pristine streams of Montana or Oregon, the congressional sneak attack on the environment is nothing short of a catastrophe. By attaching riders to agency appropriation bills that choke laws governing clean air, clean water, and the protection of public lands, extremists hope to use the budget process to ram through new rules that could never survive public debate. A Republican Party tradition, begun under Teddy Roosevelt, of protecting the land is being trashed. It is shameful.

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