Greens Say Bush Killed Role in Kyoto Climate Pact

Environmentalists fear US losing credibility with rest of World over global warming issue.

Published: 28-Mar-2001

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. environmentalists were up in arms Tuesday over Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman's efforts to further distance the United States from an international treaty to limit global warming.

In addition, sources told Reuters that the Bush White House has told proponents of the Kyoto treaty -- mostly European Union nations -- to stop pestering Washington about the U.S. climate change position.

"We have also heard the EPA is preparing a memo on possible alternatives to the treaty. We know they have told countries to not send letters of complaints," said one environmental source.

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