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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:27 PM
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Republican Ex-EPA Chief Criticizes Bush
Russell E. Train, who headed the EPA from September 1973 to January 1977 part of the Nixon and Ford administrations said Bush's record on the environment was so dismal that he would cast his vote for Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites).

"It's almost as if the motto of the administration in power today in Washington is not environmental protection, but polluter protection," Train said. "I find this deeply disturbing."

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:29 PM
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1. Dupe.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:05 PM
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2. This is a real statement about Bu$h. A republican former EPA Director
voting for a Democrat because he sees Bu$h's environmental policies as destructive. What a slap in the face to the prince of darkness.

"In 1988, Train was co-chairman of Conservationists for Bush, an organization that backed the candidacy of George W. Bush's father"

Bu$h is, in almost every way, the worst pResident in American history.

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NV1962 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:48 PM
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3. He's right: Bush is protecting big polluters - i.e., the oil industry
The Ft Worth/Dallas newspaper Star-Telegram (part of the Knight Ridder group) is on a rampage about that very issue:
http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/nation/9184148.htm

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/nation/9189098.htm

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/state/9189116.htm

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/nation/9184166.htm

Solid stuff in there. Yesterday, their front page introduced one of those articles thus:
  • Nationwide, since the Bush administration took office, federal and state authorities have sharply cut back on clean-air enforcement actions at many of the nation's 145 oil refineries, even though they remain among the country's worst air polluters, a three-month investigation by the Star-Telegram and Knight Ridder has found.

Not like we had no idea of course... But it's encouraging to see solid investigative work actually being printed - prominently.

Hey, and in Texas too!
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