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Pentagon Seeks Exemptions from Environmental Rules

The Pentagon will ask Congress for relief from six environmental laws, including the Endangered Species Act. Defense officials say the regulations -- meant to protect plants and animals threatened with extinction -- compromise combat readiness. NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports

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Elizabeth Arnold
Elizabeth Arnold is a freelance reporter for NPR. From 2000 - 2004, she was an NPR national correspondent, covering America's public lands with a focus on the environment, politics, economics, and culture.
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