News of the WeekENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Pentagon Wants Out From 'Green' Rules

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Science  14 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5613, pp. 1643-1645
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5613.1643a

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The Department of Defense this week asked Congress to exempt the nation's armed services from a host of environmental requirements said to be a growing hindrance to combat readiness. But the push is meeting resistance not just from scientists but also from some Bush Administration officials.