Think you're getting the straight facts when you turn on the news?
Cover-up at Ground Zero
Are EPA reports accurately telling New York City residents the quality of their air? Did the aftermath of 9/11
produce more toxins that our government is willing to admit?
Government Sanctioned Pollution of
Our Water and Air
Toxic Waste is being used for the economic gain of corporations while putting our environment and our health
at risk. The reality is that MTBE may be a money-maker for big corporations, but it is a health-taker and
a major pollutant to our nation.
Clear Skies or Black Skies?
The Bush administration's air pollution plan, the "Clear Skies Initiative", will actually weaken the
public health protections of the current Clean Air Act. It would threaten public health and help big polluters
by delaying and diluting cuts in power plants' sulfur, nitrogen and mercury pollution compared to timely
enforcement of current law. It will weaken protection from dangerous soot and smog,
weaken protection from toxic mercury, repeal safeguards for local air quality, and worsen global warming.
Bush Rolling Back Clean Water Protection
The Clean Water Act was enacted in 1972 to protect our water supplies. And in the last 30 years significant progress
has been made. But since the Bush administration came to office, they have been altering policies and removing regulations
in the Clean Water Act. He has allowed certain industries to dump in streams once again, and left waterways unprotected.
As a result, 30 years of progress is rapidly being turned around.
Suppressing and Distorting Information at the
Expense of Public Health
More than 60 of the nation's top scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, leading medical experts, and
former federal agency directors, as well as university chairs and presidents, issued a statement Wednesday calling for
regulatory and legislative action to "restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking." They say President
George W. Bush has suppressed and distorted scientific analysis from federal agencies and subjected government scientists
to "censorship and political oversight."
The Bush Record On Public Land
Since his first day in office, President Bush has worked to weaken environmental protections on our public lands.
Bush Administration's assault has eroded long-standing protections for public lands, leaving them vulnerable to unrestrained
mining, oil and gas drilling, logging, road building, and other commercial activities.
The Bush Record On Toxic Waste
President Bush is shifting toxic waste cleanup costs to the taxpaying public. As a result, the Administration has reduced
cleanup resources by one-third to date. Bush has also cut by half the rate of site cleanups, and intends to slow the
process even further.