U.S. SAID IMPROVING ENVIRONMENT, NOT WASTING ENERGY
The Bush administration's leading economist opposes two popular views with great influence in energy and environmental policy making. One view is the assumption that Americans waste energy. The other is concern that the U.S. environment is deteriorating. Michael J. Boskin, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, told the American Petroleum Institute annual meeting that international assertions about U.S. energy wastefulness conflict with facts.