Earlier this month, it was revealed that Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott had directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to stop using terms like “climate change” and “global warming” in any official correspondence or during meetings. According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (...read more
CEI: "Is Global Warming Burning Bush?"
It would destroy President Bush's legacy now to adopt Al Gore's global warming policies after pursuing much more effective policies for seven years. It is true that global warming alarmists are filing multiple lawsuits to use the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act to cause a regulatory trainwreck. But President Bush should not give into this political extortion. Instead, he should ask Congress to pass legislation to avoid the regulatory trainwreck, which would then allow an open public debate on global warming. Such a debate is not possible as long as the threat of extortion is there.”