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Protecting the environment. (Top News of 2002: April).

President Bush trekked through New York's Adirondack Mountains on Earth Day, April 23, to promote his Clear Skies Act. Bush said that the plan would help fight smog and acid rain by reducing power-plant emissions. Environmental groups, however, argued that the new legislation was nor tough enough on polluters.

Days later, the Senate passed a new energy bill, which was stripped of a Bush-backed proposal to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The bill called for power companies to produce some energy from renewable sources, such as wind and solar power. But opponents said the bill failed to include a strict fuel-efficiency standard for cars and trucks.
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Date:Jan 10, 2003
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