Will Bush Turn Green?

Don't bet on it, but his EPA chief is talking tough about fighting pollution--and even climate change

What are we to make of the Bush Administration's early promises about protecting the environment? The President's pledges to Congress that he would clean up toxic industrial sites and provide more money to the national parks were cautious, inoffensive stuff. But his new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Christine Todd Whitman, is talking a much bolder game. Day after day last week, she spoke of getting the sulfur out of diesel fuel, tightening pollution controls on power plants and even curbing emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas that causes global warming, which is the biggest environmental problem of...

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