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And you thought Bush was bad for the environment...

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posted on Jun, 30 2007 @ 03:50 AM

Did Dick Cheney kill 70,000 salmon? Committee to probe

A Congressional committee is preparing to investigate Vice President Dick Cheney's role in water-management decisions that killed more than 70,000 salmon in Oregon.

Three dozen West Coast Democrats requested the Resources Committee investigation after the Washington Post reported of Cheney's involvement in managing flows from the Klamath River in 2002.

The Post reported that Cheney personally contacted the Interior Department official in charge of the program to push for more irrigation water be delivered from the river to drought-striken farmers and ranchers.


For a look at the Washington Post article that chronicles Cheney's long list of hostile acts against the environment, read this:

Leaving No Tracks

By combining unwavering ideological positions -- such as the priority of economic interests over protected fish -- with a deep practical knowledge of the federal bureaucracy, Cheney has made an indelible mark on the administration's approach to everything from air and water quality to the preservation of national parks and forests.


Also, this week, Kristine Todd Whitman ( you might remember her connection to the 911 pronouncements that the rescue workers had nothing to fear from the air quality at ground zero
) appears to have left her job because of Cheney:

Revealed: Bush EPA chief says she quit after Cheney rewrote coal power plant rules

In a groundbreaking article today by the Washington Post, the paper alleges that Whitman left the Administration because they pressured her to accept pro-industry coal power plant rules which threatened ghoulish levels of air pollution.

After industry officials complained to Vice President Cheney about Clinton-era rules requiring plants to update their technology when they conducted routine maintenance to comply with air quality standards, Cheney turned to Whitman, she said.

Whitman told the Post she'd "been stunned by what she viewed as an unquestioned belief that EPA's regulations were primarily to blame for keeping companies from building new power plants."


It makes me wonder if Cheney was behind the 911 'no-danger' proclamations, as well.

[edit on 30-6-2007 by loam]

posted on Jun, 30 2007 @ 09:42 PM
Wow. Thats really something...Cheney has been pulling all kinds of shenaigans in the White House recently. I personally want him out. And, mind you, that's coming from a conservative.

posted on Jun, 30 2007 @ 10:28 PM

Originally posted by 64MM4-R4Y-8UR5T
And, mind you, that's coming from a conservative.

There are many of us.

He's a disgrace to our nation.

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