Holding the Line: The Environmental Record of the 107th Congress

December 19, 2002

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.