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Dateline:  New York's Environment Begins at Sidewalk Level - 2002-03-27

The sidewalks of New York are the last thing you would think of when it comes to the environment. But the city of New York does have a top official whose job it is to improve the city's environment.

Joel A. Miele is getting ready to end five years as the commissioner of New York's Department of Environmental Protection. His views on the urban environment and his accomplishments in New York may surprise you. Adam Phillips spoke with him at length on this edition of Dateline. He began by asking him about the challenges of protecting the environment in New York City.