Clinton Paper Moons Enviros
The Clinton administration announced yesterday that it has appealed a federal judge’s order that enviros be named to two panels advising the U.S. trade representative on wood and paper products. In November, Pres. Clinton gave lip service to making the trade process more open to environmentalists’ input. Can you say “two-faced”? The federal judge ruled that the administration violated a federal law governing advisory panels by restricting panel membership to representatives of lumber and paper companies and their industry associations. The administration tried to defend its action yesterday by saying that it would undertake different initiatives to get input from environmental and consumer activists.