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More Bush Administration "Policy Choices"

The New York Times reports that the White House axed most of a section describing risks from rising global temperatures from an upcoming EPA state of the environment report.

Among the deletions were conclusions about the likely human contribution to warming from a 2001 report on climate by the National Research Council that the White House had commissioned and that President Bush had endorsed in speeches that year. White House officials also deleted a reference to a 1999 study showing that global temperatures had risen sharply in the previous decade compared with the last 1,000 years. In its place, administration officials added a reference to a new study, partly financed by the American Petroleum Institute, questioning that conclusion.

Clearly yet another example of the Bush Administration’s “selective emphasis” on issues.

Posted by blipsman at June 23, 2003 5:36 PM