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In keeping with Fox News' war on the EPA, FoxNews.com is now suggesting that the Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to better incorporate sustainability into its decision making is a power grab. In an "EXCLUSIVE" about a months-old report known as the Green Book, Fox News executive editor George Russell baselessly claims that the EPA is trying to become a "much, much more important - and powerful - federal agency than it is, even now."
But the chair of the committee that co-authored the report with the National Research Council (NRC) said that the report recommends the "absolute opposite" of a power grab. Professor Bernard Goldstein explained over the phone that the report actually recommends that the EPA set specific sustainability goals and hold itself accountable by measuring these goals as objectively and "transparently" as possible.