U.S. policy on CO2 reduction criticized


  • Susan Bush


In a recent Congressional hearing, members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee criticized the United States for failing to take action to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, despite scientific evidence that the greenhouse gas contributes to global warming. The Committee met July 17 to review technologies and strategies for addressing global warming.

Following close on the heels of a pronouncement by British environment secretary Michael Heseltine, reported in the July 14 issue of the Washington Post, that Britain will no longer automatically side with the United States on the global warming issue, committee chairman George E. Brown, Jr. (D-Calif.) said that “while many industrialized nations have adopted specific targets and timetables for curbing carbon dioxide emissions, the United States has resisted such an approach, which has resulted in a degree of isolation between our government and other major industrialized nations.”