Bush to Unveil Global Warming Plan Thursday

Bush proposal expected to mirror the recommendations of his Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), which called for setting a "reasonable, gradual" goal.

Published: 13-Feb-2002

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush will unveil his plan to combat global warming on Thursday, seeking gradual reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases in lieu of the tough mandatory cuts under the U.N.-backed Kyoto treaty that he rejected last year, sparking global anger.

The White House would not discuss details of what spokesman Ari Fleischer on Wednesday called Bush's "new policy, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the world, led by the United States," which ranks as the world's biggest polluter.

But Bush's proposal was expected to mirror the recommendations of his Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), which called for setting a "reasonable, gradual" goal of slowing U.S. emissions of greenhouse gasses and for linking emission targets to economic output.

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