The Legacy of the Bush II Administration in Natural Resources: A Work in Progress

Getches, David H.
May 2005
Ecology Law Quarterly;2005, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p235
Academic Journal
This article examines the policies of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush with regard to natural resources management and environmental protection. The environmental policies of the administration has been the subject of criticism. An example is the issuance of regulations under the National Forest Management Act to allow development on millions of acres of roadless areas on national forest land. On the other hand, the Bush administration champions itself as working to streamline regulations, to reduce red tape and to ensure the efficiency of environmental reviews and public review processes. Personal responsibility is emphasized over federal government action. Critics give little credence to administration's claim that relaxing the application of laws and revising regulations is consistent with environmental protection.


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