House Lawmakers Want Bush Change on Carbon Emissions

57 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives ask Bush to reconsider CO2 stance.

Published: 02-Apr-2001

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 57 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday sent a letter to President Bush asking him to reconsider his decision not to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, saying global warming is a real threat to the public health.

"The president's decision to break his campaign promise on carbon dioxide emissions reduction was only the first step in his anti-environmental, pro-special interest decisions," said Frank Pallone, a New Jersey lawmaker who signed the letter.

Bush during the campaign for the White House said he would act to reduce carbon emissions, but changed his mind when he said new information pointed to a growing national energy crisis and the need to maintain power generation.

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