George W. Bush CO2 policy statement

04/16/2001
Recently there has been a chorus of charges that President Bush is guilty of a massive flip-flop regarding carbon dioxide emissions. They argue he should keep his campaign promise to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. However, a careful reading of his campaign speech indicates that the then-Governor Bush did not promise to reduce these emissions. His Sept. 29 speech1 stated: "With the help of Congress, environmental groups, and industry we will require all power plants to meet clean air standards in order to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury, and carbon dioxide within a reasonable period of time." The commitment Governor Bush made here was to require all power plan...
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