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Bush’s Global Warming Plan Threatens Texas

Feb. 14, 2002

Bush’s Global Warming Plan Threatens Texas

Analysis Shows that Emissions Would Increase Under Plan

AUSTIN, Texas — The Bush global warming plan released today has severe consequences for Texas. Already the nationwide leader in global warming gas emissions, Texas could increase its global warming pollution by 157% if Texas? economy grows in the next decade like it did in the 1990s.

“Bush’s goal of reducing global warming gas ?intensity? allows global warming gas levels in Texas to skyrocket,” said Tim Morstad of Public Citizen?s Texas Office. An analysis of the data by Public Citizen is contained in the charts and graphs below:


Economic Growth Allowable Under Bush’s Plan

Under 1990?s level growth (7.7%)

157% increase

Under mid range growth (4%)

51% increase

Under low growth (2%)

48% increase