Bush on the Home Front: Domestic Policy Triumphs and Setbacks

By John D. Graham | Go to book overview

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Cleaner Air, Warmer Climate

When Bush took office in 2001, he sought to accelerate the progress on clean air that his father had spurred with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. In contrast to leading European politicians and Vice President Al Gore, who saw global warming as the top environmental priority, Bush’s priority was to reduce the soot and smog in the air that impairs the public’s health.

The Bush administration devised Clear Skies, a legislative initiative to reduce air pollution from electric utilities through a national cap-and-trade program. Instead of focusing on the carbon dioxide emissions linked to global warming, Clear Skies was aimed at reducing three pollutants: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and mercury. The primary public health beneficiaries would be children, the elderly, and asthmatics of all ages.1 In addition to reducing these three pollutants by 70 percent over fifteen years, Clear Skies called for elimination of a variety of federal and state regulatory programs covering the same pollutants. Clear Skies also provided some regulatory flexibility for in-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface and Acknowledgments vii
  • 1 - Ambiguous Mandate, Polarized Congress 1
  • 2 - Lower Taxes, More Spending 27
  • 3 - The Social Security Debacle 54
  • 4 - Making Sure Kids Learn 63
  • 5 - Drug Coverage for Seniors 93
  • 6 - Producing More Energy 115
  • 7 - Consuming Less Energy 163
  • 8 - Cleaner Air, Warmer Climate 194
  • 9 - Illegal Immigration- Punishment or Amnesty? 221
  • 10 - Tort and Regulatory Reform 251
  • 11 - Meltdown and Bailouts 272
  • 12 - Taking Stock, with Lessons for Future Presidents 292
  • Notes 333
  • Index 403
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