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April 19, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

AIR QUALITY....The subject is "new source review." Stone Phillips at Dateline NBC asks former EPA official Bruce Buckheit about it:

Phillips: What's the biggest enforcement challenge right now when it comes to air pollution?

Buckheit: The Bush Administration. An opportunity to reduce pollution just as we saw in Tampa is being foregone.

Phillips: Are you saying this administration just doesn't care about air pollution?

Buckheit: Yes. I'm saying this administration has decided to put the economic interests of the coal fired power plants ahead of the public interests in reducing air pollution.

Phillips: That's a pretty serious allegation.

Buckheit: Well, I was the head of the air enforcement division up until a couple weeks ago and I watched it happen.

Read the entire transcript (or watch the video) to see exactly what he's talking about.

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