Conservation Gets White House Lip Service

Atlanta Constitution editorial calls White House lip service to conservation "hyprocrisy."

Published: 01-Mar-2002

> President Bush has surely seen the poll numbers. He knows that most Americans favor conservation as a means to improving energy security, while opposing exploitation of areas set aside for protection as wildlife refuges, national parks and national forests.

So every time the president addresses energy issues, he gives conservation a prominent mention. On Monday, during a media event in the White House driveway, Bush lauded the development of new automotive technologies that could eventually reduce the consumption of oil for transportation.

"Through technology, we can increase our national security and economic security by reducing demand for petrochemicals and, at the same time, we can clean up the air in our country," the president said.

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