Green Groups See Different Watchdog Role

Law360, New York (January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- After eight years of fighting the Bush administration over rollbacks, environmental advocates now expects to take a supporting role as the backer and ally of an eco-friendly government — most of the time.

For now, environmental groups plan to continue suing the federal government in order to undo many of the Bush administration's eleventh-hour rule changes. Based on President Obama's promises to protect public lands and wildlife and combat pollution, however, they do not expect the government to put up a strong fight or to draw...
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