Fighting shy

Fighting shy The US Department of Defense (dod) wants further exemptions from public health and environment laws in view of the country's military involvement in Iraq and the us-led war against terrorism. But environmentalists allege this is merely a part of the Bush administration's ploy to roll back environmental safeguards.

The dod is seeking that rules under the Clean Air Act; Resource Conservation & Recovery Act; and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund law) be waived to facilitate its

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