Thursday, July 22, 2004


Russell Train, former EPA Administrator under Nixon and Ford, spoke out against Bush's treatment of the environment at a press conference in NH.

Democrats are thrilled to have Ron Reagan speaking at their national convention, in part because it indicates a lack of solidarity among the Republican base.  He is speaking out in support of embryonic stem cell research.  However, he is not really an expert on the subject. 

Here, we see some Republicans who are  experts, speaking out against the Bush administration's environmental record:

This Monday, E'04 launched its New Hampshire campaign with a press conference in Concord, NH on Monday, July 19.   Featured speakers were former EPA Administrator under Nixon and Ford, Russell Train, along with state legislator Jim Pilliod and former NH Senator (and chair of the Senate Environmental Committee) Rick Russman, both Republicans, all of whom admonished the Bush administration's unprecedented anti-environmental agenda that goes against decades of bipartisan support for our nation's backbone environmental protections.  "It's almost as if the motto of the administration in power today in Washington is not environmental protection, but polluter protection," Train said. "I find this deeply disturbing."  The press conference garnered wide media attention, with coverage in print, radio, television and online media outlets including CNN.com, Fox News Online, ABC Online, the Boston Globe, New Hampshire National Public Radio and other local radio stations, as well as the state's largest TV station, WMUR.