Monday, March 5, 2007

US Emissions Increasing

US President Bush's program of encouraging voluntary emissions reductions isn't working. According to the Earth Times,
The United States Climate Action Report says that the climate policy followed by the administration would result in an 11 percent growth in emissions in 2012 from 2002. This rate is marginally less than the 11.6 percent growth in emissions recorded over the previous decade; the newspaper reported quoting the Environmental Protection Agency.

The White House had a different spin on the report:

Kristen Hellmer, a spokeswoman for the White House said the report was a testimony to the success in controlling emissions that cause global warming, "The Climate Action Report will show that the president's portfolio of actions addressing climate change and his unparalleled financial commitments are working," she added.
Time for mandatory reductions?
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