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Wednesday, August 22, 2001

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  • NYC hears legislation to create buffer zones around reproductive health clinics

    Yesterday, New York City Council public safety committee held hearings on legislation to protect center patients and physicians from protest and harassment. We speak to Jennifer Brown, Director of Reproductive Rights Unit in the Civil Rights Bureau of the office of the NYS Attorney General Elliott Spitzer, Arthur Eisenberg, Legal Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and Debra Sweet from the Reproductive Freedom Task Force of Refuse and Resist, debate legislation of buffer zones, free speech and First Amendment Rights at women’s health clinics.

  • Democratic Senators to block Bush’s nominee for Chief Enforcement Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Barbara Boxer, Chuck Schumer, and other Democractic Senators block Donald Schregardus, due to the Federal investigation of the Ohio EPA which he headed, for non-enforcement of the Clean Water Act. Schumer also wants to know Schregardus’ plans for acid rain enforcement in general. We speak with John Coequyt, Senior Analyst of the Environmental Working Group, and Marilyn Wall, board member of the Ohio Citizen Action, and Conservation Chair for the Sierra Club.