“Meet the new boss..same as the old boss” ?
Many of us hoped that with a new Department of Justice (DOJ), many of the most contentious and important environmental disputes governing environmental issues now held in the courts might be settled with a greater regard for this nation’s existing environmental laws – that’d mean progress. Think Progress has some unfortunate background information on Obama’s choice as top lawyer for the DOJ’s Natural Resource Division.
Obama Nominates Superfund Polluter Lawyer To Run DOJ Environment Division :
President Barack Obama has nominated a lawyer for the nation’s largest toxic polluters to run the enforcement of the nation’s environmental laws. On Tuesday, Obama “announced his intent to nominate” Ignacia S. Moreno to be Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division in the Department of Justice.
God help us, we’ve been rolled again ! There is no blaming this one on Salazar (as tempting as that might be) – it’s Obama, this appointment is would have been key as a legal check to Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture’s anti-environmental lawlessness.