Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Clinton Wanted a Definition of Is.
Bush Wants a Definition of Wetland.

During his first campaign, President Bush's environmental platform included a policy of no net loss of wetlands, a policy he retreated from in his 2004 campaign.

On March 30, Interior Secretary Gail Norton announced a 715,300 acre increase in wetland areas since 1997. Unfortunately for Secretary Norton, the Fish and Wildlife Service announced the loss of 523,500 acres of natural wetlands during the same period ...at the same conference. (Awwwkwwward)

The difference between the two sets of numbers? Secretary Norton "admitted much of that gain has been in artificially created ponds, such as golf course water hazards and farm impoundments."

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