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EPA Draft Report on the Environment
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Email 6.23.03 (b)

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EPA DROE Email 6.23.03 (b)

  1. 1. A * Dana M. Perino 06126/2003 01 :49:25 PM Record Type: Record To: See the distribution list at the bottom of this message cc:I Subject: Cox Newspapers (6/25/03) re: Environmentalists' forum launches anti-Bush effort ------------ Forwarded by Dana M.Perino(CEOIEOP on 0612612003 01:48 PM-------------- - I ~~06/26/2003Mamo PM Jeanie S. 01 :16:19 Record Type: Record To: Dana M. Perino/CEQIEOP@EOP cc: Subject: Cox Newspapers (6/25/03) re: Environmenatalists' forum launches anti-Bush effort fyi..
  2. 2. effort- Environmentalists' forum launches anti-Bush - Cox Washington Bureau Julia Malone Thursday, June 26, 2003 !Voters hosts Democratic Washington --- When the League of Conservation significance won't be the stands the presidential hopefuls in a forum tonight, the candidates take on environmental issues. the subject among the Democrats. Even close observers see few differences on the: greater importance of the Los For many in the the environmental movement, laUnch of what could be their Angeles event will be that it marks the national defeating President Bush next year. biggest campaign effort ever, aimed chiefly at six of whom are planning to Among the nine announced Democratic challengers, than President Bush when it comes to participate in the forum, "All would be better the 'League of Conservation Voters, of the environment," Deb Callahan, president told reporters this week. to show how the Democrats differ The purpose of the forum, she said, is mainly portrays as trying to roll back with the Bush administration, which her group progress on the environment. arm of the environmental Both the league, which calls itself the political 5 movement, and the 750,000-member Sierra Clu are already hiring political pros, of activists to go door to door in raising funds and planning to dispatch thousands key battleground states. electionis ever for the environment," "We consider this one of the most important said the Sierra Club's political director, MargaretiConway. not been easy, especialyith Rallying the public against the president has post-Sept. 11 era. Although the persistent criticism of Bush on environmental may not be "green" enough, the issues appears to have raised doubts that he in the polls. president continues to receive favorable ratings Voters have taken high-profile The Sierra Club and the League of Conservation example, is estimated to have for' roles in recent federal elections. The league, targeted a dozen members of spent as much as $8 million in 2002, when it fbr helping to defeat six. The group Congress as anti-environment and took credit chip away at Bush's popularity. plans to spend even more next year in its effort'to the president in a "report card" that The league this week laid out its case against policies on protecting forests, faults almost every aspect of the White House purifying the water and cleaning the air. Hampshire seven months away, the with the first big presidential primary in New vbters there. groups are planning to take their message to to gather data for a pamphlet The Sierra Club already has hired a field staffer at Risk." whose working title is "New Hampshire Communities tie first presidential caucuses will be A similar effort is in the works in Iowa, where held.
  3. 3. James Conrnaughton/CEQ/EOP@EOP Phil Cooney/CEQIEOP@EOP Elizabeth A. Stolpe/CEQIEOP@EOP Bryan J. Hannegan/CEQ/EOP@EOP Kameran L. OnleyICEQ/EOP@EOP Kenneth L. PeeI/CEQ/EOP@EOP David R. Anderson/CEQIEOP@EOP Debbie S. Fiddelke/CEQ/EOP@EOP, Natalie TowcimaklCEQ/EOP@EOP Khary 1. Cauthen/CEQ/EOP@EOP

EPA Draft Report on the Environment FOIA Email 6.23.03 (b)

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