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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Bush dedicated to the environment

Or not. Take this from yesterday's New York Times:

"A White House official who once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming."

This news coincides with a statement by the US National Academy of Sciences and 10 similar organisations from some of the world's most powerful nations urging immediate action on greenhouse emissions. The only groups supporting the Bush administration are ideologically driven, anti-environmental fools and the energy industries. The LA Times reports: "...the Bush administration appears firmly entrenched in its position that mandating reductions in greenhouse gases would hurt the U.S. economy."

Future generations will simply have to suffer, or so it seems. The Court Jesters may understand one day. Then again...


Anonymous pippi_langkous said...

Here's a related tidbit from Wednesday's Guardian:

"In briefing papers given before meetings to the US under-secretary of state, Paula Dobriansky, between 2001 and 2004, the administration is found thanking Exxon executives for the company's "active involvement" in helping to determine climate change policy, and also seeking its advice on what climate change policies the company might find acceptable.

Other papers suggest that Ms Dobriansky should sound out Exxon executives and other anti-Kyoto business groups on potential alternatives to Kyoto.

Until now Exxon has publicly maintained that it had no involvement in the US government's rejection of Kyoto. But the documents, obtained by Greenpeace under US freedom of information legislation, suggest this is not the case.

"Potus [president of the United States] rejected Kyoto in part based on input from you [the Global Climate Coalition]," says one briefing note before Ms Dobriansky's meeting with the GCC, the main anti-Kyoto US industry group, which was dominated by Exxon. "

- Revealed: how oil giant influenced Bush,12374,1501646,00.html

Friday, June 10, 2005 10:01:00 am  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Collusion between big govt and business is rampant, and much of the mainstream media ignores it. Too compromised. And to think that Bush/Howard et al are committed environmentalists, as they said recently...

Friday, June 10, 2005 10:09:00 am  

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