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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:52 PM
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Jeffords holds up EPA nominations over document requests
04.07.2004 4:32 P.M.
Jeffords holds up EPA nominations over document requests

By JOHN HEILPRIN
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four of President Bush's nominations for top jobs at the Environmental Protection Agency were put on hold Wednesday by Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., who said he was protesting the agency's refusal to provide him documents over the past three years.

Jeffords said he had been "stonewalled in getting information from the EPA" and pointed to 12 unmet requests for documents between May 2001, when he left the Republican Party and became an independent, and January 2004.

"I have bent over backwards to try to accommodate the EPA, but my patience is now worn out," Jeffords said. "I had hoped that we could put the posturing aside, receive information to which we are entitled from this agency, and get on with a productive dialogue about environmental policy."
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"The information I requested, quite simply, would help us and the public better understand how the administration arrived at its questionable interpretations of the Clean Air Act," Jeffords said.
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:56 PM
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1. I have to say...
...I like Jeffords. He put his money where his mouth was three years ago and did what was right. He even seems more liberal than a lot of Democrats.
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Blaze Diem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:57 PM
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2. Thank You Senator Jeffords!!
Why does this WH believe it is accountable to no one?
Their arrogance should be called on. WHAT are they hiding...AGAIN?
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:58 PM
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3. Kudos to Jeffords! Why don't more of "our"
Senators do the same?
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:04 PM
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4. Sounds like we need a whistleblower at the EPA, too --
There must be nefarious stuff hidden in every nook and cranny in D.C. And don't mess with Jeffords. I mark my calendar, and observe "Jeffords Day" every year to celebrate that light-in-the-darkness day when he threw the Senate to the Dems.
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