Bush Administration Urged to Cut CO2 Emissions

13 environmental groups urge Bush to move quickly to fulfill his campaign promise to clean up power plant emissions of four major pollutants, including carbon dioxide.

Published: 13-Mar-2001

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2001 (ENS) - Heartened by recent Bush administration statements that the White House would seek to control carbon dioxide emissions, 13 environmental groups have sent a letter to President George W. Bush urging him to move quickly to fulfill his campaign promise to clean up power plant emissions of four major pollutants, including carbon dioxide.

"We write to urge early action by your administration to carry out one of the most important environmental and public health commitments you made during your campaign last year," wrote the groups, which include the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Lung Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, among others.

"While differing strongly with your position on a number of energy policy issues, we welcomed your announcement on September 29, 2000, that as president you would propose legislation requiring electricity generating plants to clean up their air pollution," the letter continues.

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