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EPA Report Sees Improvements in Environment

An Environmental Protection Agency study concludes that water and air quality and environmental safeguards are better today than they were 30 years ago. Answering skeptics, outgoing EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman says the Bush administration's decision to edit sections on the effects of global warming was motivated not by censorship but by differing opinions from government scientists. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Whitman.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.