Bush AdministrationEnvironment Policy: 18 Months Later
October 1, 2006James L. Huffman
Over a year ago I suggested in a talk to the Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group that “the Bush Administration . . . has taken more heat on its environmental policies than on any other single issue.” A few months later our world was turned upside down by the terrible events of September 11 and environmental issues, along with most domestic matters, disappeared to the back pages of the newspapers. While most Americans have embraced the Administration’s war on terrorism as evidenced by the President’s continuing high standing in the polls, some environmentalists were quick to express concern that the high profile nature of the war on terrorism would provide cover for an administration bent on dismantling the environmental protections put in place over the last three decades.