The government takes a hike [USA]

Author: Tom Turner, Senior Editor for Earthjustice Legal Defense, in San Francisco Chronicle, Published on: 24 June 2001

The Justice Department is nowhere to be found in defense of federal environmental laws and policies now under legal attack by the Bush administration's ideological soul mates -- timber companies, snowmobile manufacturers, land developers, energy producers and the like. Environmental groups, whose lawyers are far more accustomed to suing the government than defending it, must now intervene in court proceedings to protect the public interest.

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