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Environmental Safeguard Law Under Threat?

To environmentalists, the National Environmental Policy Act is sacred. NEPA has given them the power to halt or amend hundreds of federal projects. Now, as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports, they're arguing that the Bush administration is undermining the statute to speed up oil and gas exploration in areas like Utah's red-rock country.

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Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News, where her stories can be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She's also a contributor to the PBS NewsHour and is one of the hosts of NPR's Life Kit.

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