Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Will Bush propose carbon dioxide emissions surge in State of the Union speech?

Chief executives from Alcoa Inc., PB America Inc., DuPont Co., Caterpillar Inc., General Electric Co., and Duke Energy Corp., and executives of Lehman Brothers, PG&E Corp., PNM Resources, FPL Group and four leading environmental organizations have signed a letter asking Bush to announce big emission cuts on the eve of his State of the Union address: :::[Yahoo! News]

WASHINGTON - The chief executives of 10 major corporations and business groups, on the eve of the State of the Union address, urged President Bush on Monday to support mandatory reductions in climate-changing pollution and establish reductions targets.

"We can and must take prompt action to establish a coordinated, economy-wide market-driven approach to climate protection," the executives from a broad range of industries said in a letter to the president.
Big business has the big picture. Does Bush? Or will he continue to regurgitate policy and climate-science formulations arrived at deep in the bowels of fossil-fuel funded thinktanks like the Competitive Enterprise Institute? Hmmm?

He shows no sign of learning from the Baker Report recommendations on an Iraq exit strategy and, in fact, is doing the opposite and proposing a surge of troops. So why should the Stern Report findings have sunk in for him? Sir Nicholas was only a World Bank economist and Chancelor of the Exchequer, after all.

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1 comment:

Global Warming From A Political Perspective said...

Right on. They are too involved in politiking, then actually doing something.

Val
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