Pentagon Proposes Loosening Its Environmental Policy


More evidence that Bush is the devil:
FROM LA TIMES:
Since President Bush took office, the Pentagon has won exemptions from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act and seeks exemption from the Clean Air Act and two toxic waste laws.
… the latest proposal deletes language from the 1996 policy that said the Pentagon would be responsible for:
— “Protecting, preserving and, when required, restoring and enhancing the quality of the environment.”
— “Reducing risk to human health and the environment by identifying, evaluating and, where necessary, remediating contamination resulting from past DOD activities.”
— “Preventing pollution and minimizing adverse environmental consequences.”
— “Complying with applicable U.S. statutes, regulations, executive orders, binding international agreements, other legal requirements, and U.S. environmental, safety, occupational health, explosives safety, fire and emergency services and pest management policies.”
— “Conserving and restoring, where necessary, the natural and cultural heritage represented on DOD installations within the United States.”
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