With the environment non-existent as an issue in the election just past, El Presidente and his foot soldiers of the Right, unfettered by any need to appear "moderate," are poised to launch an unprecedented attack on environmental protections. Here's the lead paragraph in this a.m.'s NYTimes. Read the whole article if you can stomach it:
"With the elections over, Congress and the Bush administration are moving ahead with ambitious environmental agendas that include revamping signature laws on air pollution and endangered species and reviving a moribund energy bill that would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration."
Screw the environment! The Bushies have a "mandate"!