Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Native American tribe to White House: don't relax clean-air requirements

A new objection has surfaced to the Bush administration’s midnight march of dirty-air deals.

In this case, a Native American tribe – the Forest County Potawatomi Community http://www.fcpotawatomi.com/index.php/Treaties/history-overview.html --
has gone to the White House in an effort to block an upcoming rule change that would permit more dirty air in national parks and wilderness areas.

The tribe notes that the rule could also mean more dirty air in tribal lands, which achieved special (Class 1) clean-air protections earlier this year.

It met with the White House Office of Management and Budget on Nov. 24. See record of the meeting, below.

OMB reports that, as of this morning, the rule is still under review.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira/2060/meetings/829.html

Meeting Record Regarding: NSR Increments
Date: 11/24/2008
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Name
Affiliation
Client (if applicable) -->
Marc Lampkin
Quinn Gillespie & Assocs.
Forest County Potawatomi
Janet McDonald
EPA

Jeff Crawford
Forest County Potawatomi

Art Harrington
Godfrey & Kahn
Forest County Potawatomi
Elizabeth Kopits
CEA

Kevin Neyland
OMB/OIRA

Heidi King
OMB/OIRA

Jim Laity
OMB/OIRA


[MATERIALS GIVEN OUT AT THE MEETING]:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira/2060/meetings/829-1.pdf

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira/2060/meetings/829-2.pdf

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