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BTL: White House Uses Backdoor Strategy to Eliminate Environmental Regulations

Betweeen The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Abigail Dillen, an attorney with Earth Justice, a public interest law firm with headquarters in San Francisco and regional offices around the country. Dillen examines the tactics used by the Bush adm. in dealing with environmental law and the harm, which she believe has been the result
White House Uses Backdoor Strategy to Eliminate Environmental Regulations

Interview by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus.

Whether it's snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park, arsenic in our drinking water, or the country's millions of acres of roadless areas, a number of environmental organizations trying to hold the line claim the Bush administration has a plan for rolling back environmental protections. They say that when environmental regulations are challenged in court the administration responds with a weak defense, but then claims, when the regulations are reversed, that they are not to blame.

Some environmental groups point out that public opposition to President Bush's stands on environmental issues was quite strong before the September 11th terror attacks. They claim that since then government officials have tried, and in some cases succeeded, in carrying out environmental policy behind closed doors.

Betweeen The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Abigail Dillen, an attorney with Earth Justice, a public interest law firm with headquarters in San Francisco and regional offices around the country. Dillen, who is based in Bozeman, Mont., examines the tactics used by the Bush administration in dealing with environmental law and the harm, which she believe has been the result(A RealAudioVersion of this interview may be found At www.btlonline.org).

For more information, contact Earthjustice at (406) 586-9699 or visit their website at www.earthjustice.org

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This week we present Between The Lines' summary of under-reported news stories and:

> European Leaders Harshly Critical of Bush 'Axis of Evil' Speech Interview by Scott Harris.

Bill Hartung, director of the Arms Trade Research Center at the World Policy Institute, questions the effectiveness of the U.S. war against terrorism and world reaction to president Bush's axis of evil comments.

> White House Uses Backdoor Strategy to Eliminate Environmental Regulations Interview by Melinda Tuhus.

Abigail Dillen, an attorney with Earth Justice, a public interest law firm with headquarters in San Francisco and regional offices around the country. Dillen, who is based in Bozeman, Mont., examines the tactics used by the Bush administration in dealing with environmental law and the harm, which she believe has been the result.

>Enron Payoff to Journalists Reveals Corruption in Media System Interview by Scott Harris.

Peter Hart, an analyst with the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, who takes a look at the ethical questions raised by these journalists' relationship with Enron and the favorable coverage which may have been purchased.

>This week's summary of under-reported news
Compiled by Rich Fraser and Bob Nixon
Plight of female children forced into combat is largely ignored by nations assisting with disarming and demobilizing child soldiers.

Fallout from Enron's aggressive financing techniques have been felt halfway across the world, most notably in India.

Fear drives public's resistance to reintroducing the grey wolf in forests of northern New England.


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