Not Just Hot Air

Clinton promises to curb global warming. Now he has to figure out how to do it, which won't be easy.

In the first three months after his Inauguration, Bill Clinton managed to do what the Republicans couldn't accomplish in a full year of campaigning: make George Bush's environmental record almost look respectable. First the new Administration let operations begin at an Ohio hazardous-waste incinerator -- the world's largest -- that both Clinton and Vice President Al Gore had opposed during campaign swings through the state. Then the White House backed away from a plan to help preserve vast stretches of public land in Western states by raising fees and tightening rules for ranchers, miners and loggers who use federal resources. It...

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