Bush Tilts to Watts over Wilderness ; His Team Says Economic Growth -- from Logging to New Energy Supplies -- Doesn't Have to Harm the Environment
Brad Knickerbocker writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
One of the most hard-fought political debates of the past 30 years has been whether balancing environmental protection and growing the economy is a zero-sum game. Does one necessarily come at the expense of the other?
As the Bush administration fashions its domestic policies, this struggle between competing values is the most intense it's been since the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Like Mr. Reagan, George W. Bush is a former Western governor who resisted federal regulation and saw natural resources as something to be used.
Clearly, President Bush's early moves indicate greater weight on the economic side of the scale - although his team argues such an …
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