U.S. Confident of Innovations on Climate Change

EPA head tells European Union officials the Bush administration is "optimistic" world can develop technologies and market-based incentives to global climate change.

Published: 03-Apr-2001

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States was optimistic of finding ways to handle global warming, Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Whitman said on Tuesday.

In a statement, Whitman said she told European Union officials the Bush administration was "optimistic ... that, working constructively with our friends and allies through international processes, we can develop technologies, market-based incentives and other innovative approaches to global climate change."

"The Kyoto Protocol is unfair to the United States and to other industrialized nations because it exempts 80 percent of the world from compliance," Whitman said.

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