Very rarely do the words “climate change” or “greenhouse gases” appear in President Bush’s energy plan. A group of 250 scientists is circulating a letter to the public arguing that it is wrong to shape an energy policy around coal, oil, and nuclear energy and that “conservation must be front and center in our energy future.” Even unexpected folks in Congress, like Sen. Robert Byrd, Democrat from the coal stronghold of West Virginia, are getting fed up with the Bush administration’s head-in-the-sand approach to climate change.

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