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Bush Abandons Pledge on Pollution

386690 03: Bob Boyd of Cavert County MD., fishes in front of Pepco's Chalk Point power plant located on the Patuxant River March14, 2001 in Prince George's County, MD. President George W. Bush abandoned a campaign pledge to impose mandatory emissions reductions for carbon dioxide at electrical power plants. Bush points out that, despite his original stance, carbon dioxide is not a "pollutant" under the Clean Air Act and that, according to a recently released Energy Department report, setting the limit on carbon dioxide emissions "would lead to an even more dramatic shift from coal to natural gas for electric power generation and significantly higher electricity prices.'''' (Photo by Mark Wilson/Newsmakers)
Bush Abandons Pledge on Pollution
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