August 11, 2003
While none of us should be surprised that PresidentBush has chosen someone who has a record of working to undermine national environmental protections, the truth is that we aren't going to have a real commitment to the environment until we have a new President.
From his energy policy to climate change to clean air and clean water, George W. Bush has made siding with corporate special interests over protecting our families a hallmark of his administration.
Christie Todd Whitman certainly tried to bring some common sense environmental policies to this White House, but she was repeatedly rebuffed and overruled by a Bush Administration bent on siding with corporate polluters and special interests.
It doesn't matter who is in charge of the EPA, if corporate polluters continue to write our environmental laws.