Bush clean-air proposal correctly omits CO2 limits

Cheers to the Bush administration's "Clear Skies" proposal for what it doesn't do.The initiative aims at reforming the Clean Air Act with a cap-and-trade program for emissions of air pollutants from power plants.As expected, the legislation submitted to Congress at the end of July applies to nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and mercury.Environmentalists and Bush's political opponents naturally dispute the president's contention that the proposal would cut emissions by promised amounts, if at all.And they're slamming the initiative for not targeting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.An alternative bill introduced in the Senate by James Jeffords, ...

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