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December
Sierra Nevada plan limits logging, grazing activities in California national forests (12/27/01)
Forest Service won't allow drilling in New York's Finger Lakes (12/18/01)
EPA enlists National Academy of Sciences on issue of human pesticide studies (12/15/01)
USFS guts protections for undeveloped forest lands (12/14/01)
DOE weakens standards for Yucca nuclear storage (12/14/01)
NRDC sues Department of Energy to expose Cheney energy task force secrets (12/11/01)
Interior calls for fiscal reform of mining law (12/10/01)
Snowmobile ban unlikely to be implemented in Yellowstone and Grand Teton (12/10/01)

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November
Voyageurs National Park reopening areas to snowmobiles (11/29/01)
EPA may lift ban on human testing of pesticides (11/28/01)
White House plans deep cuts in environmental spending (11/28/01)
Forest Service makes hasty salvage logging decision, forces court battle (11/27/01)
Bush administration shutting down Everglades restoration office (11/06/01)
Bush signs Interior bill that boosts spending, but includes harmful riders (11/05/01)
Corps of Engineers ignores "no net loss" wetlands policy (11/02/01)

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October
EPA issues an arsenic-in-tap-water standard higher than that recommended by public health advocates (10/31/01)
Norton Guts Tough Mining Protections (10/25/01)
EPA considers standards that could slow cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River (10/04/01)
Forest chief asks Norton to end Oregon mining ban (10/02/01)
GAO slams Forest Service for poor fiscal management (10/01/01)

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September
White House rule change could inflict "paralysis by analysis" on regulatory process (09/24/01)
Corps official uses terrorist attacks as excuse to weaken environmental protection (09/21/01)
USFS to reduce public participation (09/20/01)
DOE to fund biomass research (09/19/01)
Bush administration wants farm policy overhaul (09/19/01)
Bush backing away from pledge to clean up federal facilities (09/07/01)

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August
Bush administration considers disposing of radioactive waste in consumer products (08/28/01)
Bush administration seeks to fast-track missile defense program, but coalition sues to force drafting of environmental impact statements (08/28/01)
Norton reneges on agreement to protect endangered desert tortoise (08/27/01)
Forest Service stalls roadless protection, allows logging to continue (08/22/01)
Bush administration appeals federal judge's decision to ban drilling off California's coast (08/17/01)
EPA postpones action on power plants, expected to favor limited approach (08/14/01)
Tongass and other forests open to roadbuilding, logging (08/12/01)
Army Corps of Engineers to weaken wetlands protections (08/08/01)

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July
George W. Bush, the "vampire" slayer (07/31/01)
EPA wants to scrap air pollution regulations for power plants (07/26/01)
Bush unlikely to offer alternative global warming plan (07/26/01)
NRDC praises global warming agreement; calls on Bush to reconsider (07/23/01)
Norton balks at defending wildlife in the face of local opposition (07/23/01)
Bush seeking to weaken federal environmental enforcement (07/23/01)
White House favors limiting president's authority to protect federal lands (07/17/01)
Bush outlines an 'all talk, no action' approach to global warming (07/13/01)

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June
President Bush's visit to Department of Energy a vain attempt to shore up his energy conservation credentials (06/28/01)
The Bush-Cheney Energy Plan: Players, Profits and Paybacks (06/20/01)
U.S. Department of Energy sued over final rule on air conditioners (06/19/01)
Bush will not change fuel efficiency standards (06/19/01)
NRDC Calls on Bush Administration to Abolish Current U.S. Nuclear War Plan (06/18/01)
BLM upholds "non-controversial" portion of hard rock mining rules (06/15/01)
NRDC to President Bush: Get serious about global warming (06/11/01)
EPA announces final radiation standards for Yucca Mountain waste repository (06/06/01)

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May
Bush pledges improvements to maintenance of national parks (05/31/01)
EPA moves ahead with Clinton-era rule that will reduce haze over wildlands (05/29/01)
Bush administration formally suspends arsenic-in-drinking-water protections; NRDC rips decision (05/22/01)
President Bush releases his energy plan; NRDC offers a responsible alternative (05/17/01)
Agriculture secretary undercuts forest management process (05/17/01)
BLM fails to comply with agreement to protect threatened desert tortoises (05/12/01)
Bush administration won't release information on industry participants in Cheney energy task force (05/10/01)
NRDC's John Adams to President Bush: Don't take the teeth out of the Clean Air Act (05/07/01)

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April
Cheney sketches out a misguided energy policy (04/30/01)
Bush administration marks 100 days in office (04/29/01)
EPA drops objections to Florida rule that undermines Clean Water Act protections (04/26/01)
Interior will not reintroduce grizzly bears into Idaho, Montana wildlands (04/25/01)
Gale Norton nominates William G. Myers III as solicitor for Department of the Interior (04/24/01)
Yellowstone snowmobile ban goes into effect, but perhaps not for long (04/23/01)
Bush seeks to relax requirements of Endangered Species Act (04/09/01)
Bush supports U.N. treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (04/09/01)

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March
Bush administration suspends the "contractor responsibility rule" (03/30/01)
Bush administration rejects Kyoto Protocol (03/28/01)
Bush administration delays hard-rock mining regulations that protect watersheds (03/21/01)
Bush withdraws new arsenic-in-drinking-water standard (03/20/01)
Bush administration settles pesticides lawsuit brought by NRDC against EPA (03/19/01)
Bush administration seeks to roll back Roadless Area Conservation Plan (03/16/01)
Bush retreats from campaign promise to reduce carbon pollution (03/13/01)
President nominates J. Steven Griles as deputy secretary of Interior (03/09/01)

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February
EPA upholds Clinton decision to clean up diesel pollution (02/28/01)
Bush administration to try to adjust the boundaries of 19 new national monuments (02/20/01)
EPA delays, then upholds, new rule protecting wetlands (02/15/01)
Administration seeks to weaken efficiency standards for air conditioners (02/12/01)

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January
Bush seeks to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development (01/20/01)
New raw-sewage rules delayed by Bush regulatory freeze (01/20/01)
White House announces regulatory freeze (01/20/01)

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