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Both Bad and Good in Bush's Climate Change Speech

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ben Lieberman

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Environment (Weather and climate)

Keywords: Energy and environment; energy; Environment; climate

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


President George W. Bush, in a speech delivered at the White House on Wednesday, April 16, suggested that he will support federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions. This appears to be a reversal after seven years of opposition to mandatory controls on energy in the name of fighting climate change. Indeed, some worried that the speech would announce a final-year capitulation on the issue.