Editorial - Energy and environment-1: The static view of nature

Congressional attention to energy policy enables the oil and gas industry to address an environmentalist agenda hostile to its interests. In August, the House of Representatives passed energy legislation embracing much of the Bush administration's energy policy and generally favorable to the oil and gas industry. The issue now goes to the Senate, which will be more accommodating than the House to environmentalist pressure.The environmentalist energy agenda receives clear expression in the Sierra Club's response to the Bush energy proposal. The Sierra Club document misfires in many ways and is wrong to the core in at least two areas. First, it flows from an unscientifically static ...

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