How Green Is My Record

Crashers at the Earth Day Party

Congresswoman Lynn Martin

The Illinois Republican is turning green in her tough Senate fight against Paul Simon, but in 1982 she voted to cut funds for the Environmental Protection Agency's budget.

Senator Howell Heflin

The Alabama Democrat tried to undercut the EPA's power to enforce the Clean Air Act, but now he touts his environmental efforts and plans an Earth Day photo op at the state's Cahaba River cleanup.

Congressman Newt Gingrich

The Georgia Republican doled out dogwoods in honor of Earth Day. But he opposed a law requiring polluters to disclose significant emissions of hazardous chemicals.

President George Bush


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