Behold Bush's environmental legacy. Photo: nasa.gov My assignment, which I chose to accept, is to offer a tangent of positive thoughts about the Bush administration's environmental record before readers return to the barrage of verbal drubbing that other Grist writers are no doubt serving up. Rather than pick out nuggets that lie here and there amidst the dross, a fairer approach is to place the 43rd president's record on a spectrum with two contrasting bookends of monumental accomplishment and disappointing inaction. The monumental accomplishment took place two weeks before the administration's expiration. Relying on a precedent established by Theodore Roosevelt …
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Jim DiPeso is vice president for policy and communications for Republicans for Environmental Protection.