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Green Group Reacts to Farm Bill

A group that's frequently critical of the nation's agricultural policies is speaking out against the recently signed 180 billion dollar farm bill. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chris Lehman reports.
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The Politics of Acid Rain: A new Proposal, A Bitter Fight Among Old Friends

For years, environmental groups have been pushing Congress to clean up the pollution that causes acid rain. In February, President Bush unveiled his own plan. The "clear skies" initiative has sparked a bitter debate among environmentalists. Some say the President wants serious reform. But critics say the plan is a sham that gives too much freedom to big factories and power plants. The issue has opened a rift in the way environmental groups see the Bush Administration. As Brian Mann reports, the opening may be enough for the President to move "clear skies" forward.  Go to full article

New Acid Rain Plan Draws Mixed Reviews

On Earth Day, President George Bush visited the Adirondacks to talk about acid rain. Each year, power plants and factories in the Midwest spit out tons of pollution. Clouds of sulfur and mercury drift across the north country, sterilizing lakes and killing forests. The President says his new "clear skies" plan would revolutionize environmental law - ending acid rain, without crippling industry. Critics say the plan would allow heavy pollution to continue for decades. In this second of a three-part series on acid rain, Brian Mann looks at how the "clear skies" plan would work.  Go to full article

Spitzer Unveils Plan to Combat Acid Rain

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer believes he has a better plan to curb acid rain in the Adirondacks than the Bush Administration does. Spitzer made a rare North Country appearance Tuesday. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Michele Buck
Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Michele Buck

President George Bush Met In the Adirondacks With Hospitality & Protests

President Bush praised environmental volunteers while celebrating Earth Day in the Adirondack Mountains. The President made a symbolic stop to help a trail crew working near the Ausable River. He also pushed for a market-based system to reduce acid rain. Brian Mann has our story from Wilmington.  Go to full article
Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Michele Buck
Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Michele Buck

President Visits Adirondacks for Earth Day

President George Bush is scheduled to arrive at Lake Clear Airport later this morning. He'll spend Earth Day in the Adirondacks, helping to rebuild a trail and talking about his plan to cut acid rain. As Brian Mann reports, the President will be met with excitement...and with protests.  Go to full article

President Plans Visit to North Country for Earth Day

The North Country's Congressional delegation says President George Bush will visit the Adirondacks on Monday. The Earth Day visit comes just two weeks after the Bush Administration unveiled a new "Clear Skies" program designed to help reduce acid rain. Brian Mann reports health and environmental groups plan to protest during the President's visit.  Go to full article

Bush Appoints Official to IJC

President George Bush avoided a Senate fight by making an appointment on a key Great Lakes group while Congress was in recess. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

President's Great Lakes Plan Too Weak?

The Bush administration's new strategy to improve the environment of the Great Lakes is being eyed with skepticism by some of the environmental groups in the basin. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.
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Pataki Supports Bush Budget Despite NY Aid Uncertainty

Governor Pataki is refusing to criticize President Bush's budget proposal even though many members of New York's congressional delegation charge that the President is reneging on his post-September 11 promise to provide New York with $20 billion in aid.  Go to full article

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