Environmental Law Professors Grade Bush Legacy

Law360, New York (October 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As President Bush gets ready to pack up and return to Texas, we asked several prominent environmental law professors to grade the work done by environmental regulators under his administration.

The scorecard: not a pretty picture. Across the board, environmental law professors agree the administration has been, at best, willfully negligent, and at worst, a "tragedy" for which "unborn generations" will pay dearly.

Rebecca Bratspies, CUNY School of Law

Grade: F

From revising mercury rules in order to make them less protective, to promoting logging of...
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