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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-03 11:33 PM
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Bush ready to wreck ozone layer treaty

Bush ready to wreck ozone layer treaty


US slips in demand to drop ban on harmful pesticide
By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
20 July 2003


President George Bush is targeting the international treaty to save the ozone layer which protects all life on earth from deadly radiation, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

New US demands - tabled at a little-noticed meeting in Montreal earlier this month - threaten to unravel one of the greatest environmental success stories of the past few decades, causing millions of deaths from cancer.

The news comes at a particularly embarrassing time for the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who pressed the President in their talks in Washington last week to stop his attempts to sabotage the Kyoto Protocol which sets out to control global warming: one of the few international issues on which they differ.

Now, instead of heeding Mr Blair, Mr Bush is undermining the ozone treaty as well, by seeking to perpetuate the use of the most ozone-destructive chemical still employed in developed countries, otherwise soon to be phased out. Ironically, it was sustained pressure from the Reagan administration, in which Mr Bush's father served as vice-president, that ensured the treaty was adopted in the first place. It has proved such a success that environmentalists have long regarded it as inviolable.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.j...
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-03 11:40 PM
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1. Name one thing * HASN'T wrecked?
Edited on Sat Jul-19-03 11:41 PM by Maccagirl
So * is undermining Blair on environmental laws? Shocked I tell you, SHOCKED!!! And then Tony had the nerve to go in front of Congress last Thursday and thank * for "leadership." What an outrage!!! Is Blair suffering from Stockholm Syndrome?
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:31 AM
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2. Stockholm Syndrome you are so polite. He'll soon be suffering from
something allot more tangible than Stockholm Syndrome. The total
repudiation of his leadership for starters.

The Lying Weasel....
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