George HW Bush’s 1988 Environmental Speech


Climate State

Published on Apr 19, 2017

On August 31, 1988, George H. W. Bush gave a progressive campaign speech on the environment, touching on many issues present still today. After becoming the 41st President he appointed the first environmentalist, William Reilly ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William… ), to head the EPA.

However, in 1992 he refused to sign the international biodiversity treaty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convent… and a climate change treaty, on limiting global carbon dioxide emissions.

CSPAN AUGUST 31, 1988 Bush Campaign Speech https://www.c-span.org/video/?4248-1/…

Environmental policy of the United States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environ…

A CLOSER LOOK; Ecology, the Economy and Bush (1992 The New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/14/wee…

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