World Resources Institute Critical of Bush Climate Control Plan

Policy think tank sees new Bush administration plan to limit the effects of global warming plan increasing greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent.

Published: 16-Feb-2002

WASHINGTON, DC, February 15, 2002 (ENS) - The new Bush administration plan to limit the effects of global warming plan will increase greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent, researchers at the World Resources Institute warned Thursday.

"I wish the President's plan were a serious effort to deal with global warming. But it is not. The plan will only succeed in confusing the American people, and our allies overseas, with misleading statistics," Dr. Nancy Kete, director of the Climate, Energy, and Pollution Program at the Washington based think tank.

President George W. Bush Thursday committed the United States to cutting greenhouse gas "intensity," defined as how much greenhouse gas the country emits per unit of economic activity - by 18 percent over the next 10 years.

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