U.S. Promises Complete Re-Think on Climate Change

New US Administration says it's not obligated to Clinton Administration compromises on US stance on global warming.

Published: 02-Mar-2001

TRIESTE, Italy (Reuters) - The United States will completely re-think its stance on global warming before reopening talks on an international pact to tackle climate change, Washington's top environment official said on Friday.

Christine Todd Whitman, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said President George W. Bush would not automatically offer the same compromises the Clinton administration had hammered out with European countries at doomed climate talks last November.

"The United States is committed to ensuring we address the global environmental issues. This administration has been on the record, the president has indicated his commitment to this," Todd Whitman said on the fringes of a G8 environment ministers meeting.

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