Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Senate & New Environmental Leadership

The new leadership outlines some priorities for the coming year in Washington.

AP Interview: Boxer says no to further environmental rollbacks
By JOHN HEILPRIN, - Associated Press WriterPublished 8:19 am PST Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Environmental rollbacks from the Bush administration "in the dead of the night" are history, the incoming head of the Senate environment committee declared Tuesday.

"That's over. We are going to bring these things into the light," Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said in a wide-ranging interview laying out her agenda with The Associated Press. She cited concerns about a host of new Bush administration rules on air, land and water quality.

Boxer expressed optimism that Congress could reach agreement with President Bush on a global warming bill, but acknowledged she might not get all she hopes for. Bush has opposed mandatory regulation of industrial carbon dioxide.