Agencies seek to reassure senators on NSR policy shift

President George W. Bush's top environmental enforcers have sought to reassure skeptical senators of US Northeast states that they will still prosecute refiners and power generators that allegedly remodel or expand plants without installing updated pollution controls."I would like to assure these committees that the Department of Justice takes very seriously its obligation to enforce the existing laws and to protect public health and the environment," Thomas Sansonetti, assistant attorney general, DOJ's Environment and Natural Resources Division, told a joint hearing of the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on the Judiciary July 16.The US Environmental Pr...

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