Bush White House Quietly Reshaping Environmental Policy

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Theodore Roosevelt designated the first official -wilderness- in 1903. Until last month, the federal government controlled hundreds of millions of acres of potential wilderness, when the Pentagon launched a pre-emptive strike on environmental laws it claims interfere with realistic training for war. At the same time, the Interior Department is accused of making sweetheart deals with special interests, to weaken environmental protections without any public review. We hear about the value of wilderness, clean air and endangered species, and how they conflict with states- rights, private property owners and combat readiness, from environmentalist, private property rights advocates, and an official of the Defense Department.
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Warren Olney