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For Immediate Release
May 28, 2004

Iraqi Leaders Assume Responsibility for New Ministry of Environment
Iraq Fact of the Day

The Ministry of Environment is the 14th of 26 ministries to transition to Iraqi leadership. This transition has extra significance since the Ministry of Environment did not exist in Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Since its creation, the Ministry has drafted an environmental protection law, established a council for environmental cooperation in each governate, and conducted a comprehensive survey of drinking water across Iraq. This emphasis on Iraq's environment stands in stark contrast to the environmental abuse and neglect by the former regime.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority

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