NRDC OnEarth
NRDC   OnEarth
The Earth’s Best Defense
OnEarth


Current Issue
About OnEarth
Subscribe/Join
Podcasts

Cover, Current Issue
Letter from the Editor
Contact OnEarth
Full Table of Contents
Back Issues
Advertise
Media Kit


NRDC Home
NRDC Membership

A NEW WEBSITE! blogs, more multimedia, and award-winning journalism come join the conversation at www.onearth.org





Top Dogs

Susan Collins
Susan Collins

This independent thinker from Maine shakes off pressure to run with the pack. Collins and five other Republicans recently signed a letter opposing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in an attempt to block this unpopular legislation from being tacked onto a spending bill. She also reliably fights attempts to weaken the Clean Air Act (in fact, she's said it should be strengthened). Now, as chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee, she's overseeing consolidation of the Homeland Security Department -- where she'll need to make sure that taxpayer money is spent without waste and that the nation's chemical plants are truly safe from terrorist attack.





Pete Domenici and Lincoln Chafee Richard Pombo
Bill Young and Ted Stevens James Inhofe
John McCain Susan Collins
Billy Tauzin Don Young
Sherwood Boehlert
< PREVIOUS | BACK TO INDEX | NEXT >


Illustrations: Ismael Roldan

OnEarth. Spring 2003
Copyright 2003 by the Natural Resources Defense Council