The Future: What If Bush Wins?

How much of Clinton's environmental legacy could a Bush presidency undo? The short answer: as much as Bush dares.

On the surface it would seem foolish after such a close election for Bush to savage the green agenda. But many environmentalists fear that Bush would have to repay his campaign backers, notably oil and timber interests that drill, pump and chop for a living.

Most devastating, they say, would be a delisting of some or all of the 13 national monuments with Clinton's signature on them. This can be done by congressional action--and possibly by presidential fiat, although that has...

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