Bush On Fire And Under Fire
"President Bush on Thursday embarked on a two-day swing through the Pacific Northwest to polish his environmental credentials with swing voters...." He "urged the Senate to approve funds for his Healthy Forests plan, which he called a 'common-sense policy' that would reduce the threat of forest fires by allowing logging companies to remove more trees from national forests. The president...also urged Congress to approve his long-stalled energy plan, which he said would help prevent electrical blackouts." Activists who shadowed Bush on his tour, condemned his environmental record, "which they said favors the logging, oil and mining industries while doing little to protect natural resources." Bush responded to his critics by saying that "a balance could be struck between environmental concerns and economic needs."
Thanks to Connie Chung