The Pentagon is renewing its bid for exemptions from clean air and toxic waste disposal requirements. The Bush administration recently sent proposed legislation to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
I am informed that the committee plans to mark up the bill in the second week of May with the goal of moving the bill through the Senate by the end of May.
The air pollution provisions could bust the air pollution budgets of state agencies as they try to develop cleanup plans.
State governments and others will vigorously oppose this latest attempt by the Pentagon to win exemptions from environmental requirements.