Carbon Dioxide Backtrack
Linda Wertheimer talks with Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Climate Global Change, about President Bush's reversal on tightening carbon dioxide emissions from power plants to prevent global warming. The president sent a letter yesterday to four Republican senators stating that he had decided not to seek reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. This is a reversal of a previous campaign pledge. The decision is a blow to environmentalists and a win for coal and oil industries. Claussen's organizations membership includes 33 major companies.
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