Holding the Line
The Environmental Record of the 107th Congress
The 107th Congress, in session in 2001 and 2002, was largely deadlocked over environmental matters. Throughout the two years, the Bush administration and like-minded senators and representatives put forth proposal after proposal to dismantle environmental protections, but environmental advocates in Congress blocked most environmentally damaging legislation from becoming law. With Senate leadership shifting in the 108th Congress, however, holding the line on environmental protection will prove even more difficult. This December 2002 report tracks the environmental record of the 107th Congress and identifies issues to watch in the 108th.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
(Links indicate sections available as individual webpages)
Energy, Air and Climate
Water, Coastal and Marine Resources
Public Health, Toxics, and Urban Sprawl
Assaults on the Regulatory Process
The Environmental Budget and Anti-Environment Riders
Table 1: The FY2003 Environmental Budget
Table 2: EPA Appropriations, FY2003
Table 3: Interior Department Appropriations, FY2003
Table 4: Energy and Water Agency Appropriations, FY2003
Table 5: Department of Energy Appropriations, FY2003
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