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E-M:/ NYT Editorial



A bit of good news.  But this could be short-lived as the Bush extremists nominate book-burning right-wingers for federal judgeships and the Supreme court. 

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From the NYT's op-ed page:  http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/04/opinion/04SAT1.html?tntemail1 

"Environmentalists have had so little to cheer about in the last two years that any victory is worth noting. In recent weeks they have prevailed in two important court cases that represent potentially major setbacks to the Bush administration's aggressive efforts to open up big chunks of the West to development by the oil, gas, mining and timber industries. Nobody is under the illusion that two adverse rulings are going to change the administration's fundamental bias toward commercial exploitation. But it's reassuring to know that there are still a few judges left who care about the niceties of environmental law and the needs of nature."