Air Quality

AIR QUALITY….The subject is “new source review.” Stone Phillips at Dateline NBC asks former EPA official Bruce Buckheit about it:

Phillips: ?What’s the biggest enforcement challenge right now when it comes to air pollution??

Buckheit: ?The Bush Administration. An opportunity to reduce pollution just as we saw in Tampa is being foregone.?

Phillips: ?Are you saying this administration just doesn’t care about air pollution??

Buckheit: ?Yes. I’m saying this administration has decided to put the economic interests of the coal fired power plants ahead of the public interests in reducing air pollution.?

Phillips: ?That’s a pretty serious allegation.?

Buckheit: ?Well, I was the head of the air enforcement division up until a couple weeks ago and I watched it happen.?

Read the entire transcript (or watch the video) to see exactly what he’s talking about.