Piles of files We may never know whether tree-loving or penny-pinching is his primary motivation, but it appears George Bush may finally, actually, maybe be doing something good for the planet:

Looking to save $1 million, 20 tons of paper, or close to 500 trees, the White House said today President Bush’s 2009 Federal Budget will for the first time be posted online. The E-Budget will be available for downloading at the Office of Management and Budget Web site on Feb. 4.

Those still living in the Dark Ages who want the paper version of the 3,000-page, multipound document will have to pay upwards of $200 to get a copy from the Government Printing Office.

Maybe this is the dazzling “green agenda” Peter Baker promised us.

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