PRESIDENT BUSH: ... I mean, there's a lot we can do together and achieve the objective, which a lot of people want, which is the reduction of greenhouse gases, and at the same time, have viable economic growth.
TONIGHT: And because, sir, America remains the biggest polluter.
PRESIDENT BUSH: America is the largest investor in the technologies necessary to be able to say to people, 'You can grow your economy so people's standard of living can improve, and at the same time be good stewards of the environment'.
TONIGHT: But pollution in this country has increased amazingly since 1992.
PRESIDENT BUSH: That is a totally inaccurate statement.
TONIGHT: It's a UN figure.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Well, I just beg to differ with every figure you've got. The environment has - the quality of the environment has improved, in spite of the fact that we've grown our economy.
Excellent interview of Bush on a variety of topics. Lots of the same old same old on Iraq: "I never had doubts" blah blah lbah. I wonder how many sons and daughters of the US have to die before doubts do begin.
His position in farm subsidies surprised me, especially after his stand on Steel tariffs.
I was most interested in his energy policy. My favorite quote?
BUSH: I believe we're going to be able to have coal-fired plants that have zero emissions.
[waits for Janelane, resident energy chick...]
UK Bush Interview: Enviroment, Trade, Africa, Iraq