February 1, 2005

SEEMS MORE LIKE A REPUBLICAN ALL THE TIME:

Gov's environment grades: Mostly D's (BEN FISCHER, February 1, 2005, Chicago Sun-Times)

A leading environmental group accused Gov. Blagojevich Monday of abandoning his campaign promises, chastising him for not doing more to clean up power plant emissions and overseeing budget cuts to state parks.

In its midterm report card, the Illinois Environmental Council gave the governor a D-plus in air and energy and transportation, a D in conservation and natural resources and a B in water.

The council, an umbrella group for state environmentalists, blasted the administration's record on air pollution in particular.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 1, 2005 12:22 PM
Comments

Are we in for a treat when the "activists" finally break the code and see that they are regarded as noisy and risable by the rest of us.

Posted by: LUCIFEROUS at February 1, 2005 6:12 PM

Imagine that. A governor in the industrial midwest prefers his state's citizens to have jobs instead of winning the plaudits of the green lobby for empty gestures. Next thing you know he'll want citizens to get value for their taxes and be safe in their homes.

Posted by: JAB at February 1, 2005 8:21 PM

Emissions from power plants in Michigan travel across Lake Michigan. As a result, rural Allegan County (MI)has filthy air and may well pay a heavy price (ala the EPA). I certainly don't think Blagojevich needs to crawl through crushed glass for the enviro-wackos, nor do I wish him to lead a "green crusade". It would be nice, though, if he would do a bit more than he is doing to address the problem.

Posted by: Dave W. at February 2, 2005 3:20 AM

Ooops! I meant power plants in ILLINOIS.

Posted by: dAVE w. at February 2, 2005 3:21 AM
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