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Pentagon Seeks Exemptions from Environmental Regulations

The Pentagon will ask Congress for relief from six environmental laws, including the Clean Air and Endangered Species acts. Defense officials say the regulations protecting threatened plants and animals on military property are compromising 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.