NATL WILDLIFE HUNTERS & ANGLERS DISSATISFIED WITH BUSH'S POLICIES - Mitch Perry

07/23/04

Last week WMNF reported on a poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation - in which it asked its members - which skew heavily Republican - expressing their dissatisfaction with President Bush's policies on wildlife and conservation.

The President has favored market-based approaches to environmental protection and has sought to ease government regulation of business.....

He abandoned the Kyoto treaty on global warming because of concerns that it would damage the U.S. economy. His Clear Skies initiative gives power plant operators more flexibility in meeting emissions targets that are supposed to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury by 70 percent.

Bush favors opening 1.5 million acres of the 19 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife refuge to oil and gas exploration.

Adam Kolton is Legislative Director for the National Wildlife ...Prior joining that organization, he served as the Arctic Campaign Director for the Alaska Wilderness League. (roll tape#1 o.q."it defies the stereotype")

That's Adam Kolton from the National Wildlife Federation.....Also in that poll, 26% of those surveyed said they already see evidence of Global warming, and 75% said the U.S. should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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