07 June 2004

More of Smirky's Politically Expedient Lies & Flipflops

As Governor he vowed that regulation would be based on science— "I think we ought to have high standards set by agencies that rely upon science, not by what may feel good or what sounds good." .::Votesmart::.

As squatter-n-thief, he ignores science— "60 leading scientists—including Nobel laureates, leading medical experts, former federal agency directors and university chairs and presidents—issued a statement calling for regulatory and legislative action to restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking. According to the scientists, the Bush administration has, among other abuses, suppressed and distorted scientific analysis from federal agencies, and taken actions that have undermined the quality of scientific advisory panels." .::Union of Concerned Scientists::.

He supports caps on carbon dioxide as governor— "[If elected], Governor Bush will work to…establish mandatory reduction targets for emissions of four main pollutants: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury and carbon dioxide." .::Environmental Plan of '00::.

He opposes them as the squatter-n-thief— "I do not believe, however, that the government should impose on power plants mandatory emissions reductions for carbon dioxide, which is not a 'pollutant' under the Clean Air Act." His .::letter::. to Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) in '03

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