Galluping to the Rescue
A Gallup poll released yesterday showed that Americans favored environmental protections over energy drilling and economic growth. And it found that the public didn’t agree with President Bush’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto treaty on climate change. Almost 60 percent of respondents to a recent CBS News poll opposed Bush’s decision “not to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.” On the war path, environmental leaders this week have expressed skepticism about recent moves by the Bush administration to burnish its environmental record — moves that were nothing more than letting Clinton-era plans go forward. About a dozen green groups began a TV ad campaign yesterday in eight states attacking Bush’s record.