THE WRONG ENVIRONMENTAL FIGHT

More than one speaker at American Petroleum Institute's annual meeting last week in Houston made a point that should put policy-makers in the U.S. back in a working mood. The point is this: A country can't improve the environment by strangling its economy. "Economic growth is the key to environmental progress," said API Pres. Charles J. DiBona. He cited a Princeton University study showing that air pollution decreases once economic output reaches a certain level, although it may

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