Congress Hedges it’s Bets

Living on Earth

When the 105th Congress returns to work for its 1998 session, it will face plenty of choices about the environment. During this year’s session lawmakers continued to ignore Superfund, the toxic waste clean-up law, and the Endangered Species Act. Both are long past due for rewrites. The reason, says Congressional Quarterly’s Allan Freedman, is that Republican leaders are still smarting from the electoral beating they took on the environment in ’96. Steve Curwood spoke with Mr. Freedman.

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