U.S. Prepares For World Climate Controversy - Bonn, Germany – July 16-24

U.S. Prepares For World Climate Controversy - Bonn, Germany – July 16-24

CEI Providing Analysis for Correspondents
July 13, 2001

Washington, DC, July 13, 2001 — The upcoming UN global warming negotiations in Bonn, Germany will be a vital test of United States economic and environmental policy.  The decisions made by the negotiators will likely determine whether the U.S. will agree to participate in a climate change agreement that suppresses energy use like the Kyoto Protocol or will continue to support the Bush Administration’s announced goals of affordable energy and a growing economy.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


“Most European nations plan to continue pressuring the U.S. into committing to a program which will require us – though not them – to lower emissions in a way requiring significant economic and lifestyle changes,” said Chris Horner, Competitive Enterprise Institute analyst and counsel to the Cooler Heads Coalition, a subgroup of the National Consumers Coalition focusing on global climate issues.  “Since such changes conflict dramatically with the Bush Administration's proposed national energy plan, we hope the U.S. will continue to encourage a fresh beginning, toward a less costly, more inclusive ‘no regrets’ approach commensurate with the state of the best available science.”


The energy and environment experts of the Competitive Enterprise Institute will be available during and after the Bonn negotiations to give perspective on the proceedings generally and what they mean for U.S. businesses and consumers in particular.  Chris Horner will be in Bonn July 16-25 and available for in-person interviews.  Analysts will also be available via phone in Washington, D.C.


Available from Bonn:

Chris Horner

Analyst and Counsel

Phone: 202-262-4458 (mobile)

Email: CHornerLaw@aol.com

Available from Washington, DC:

Paul Georgia

Environmental Policy Analyst

Phone: 202-331-1010

Email: paulg@cei.org

Available from Washington, DC:

Fred L. Smith, Jr.


Phone: 202-331-1010

Email: flsmith@cei.org

Available from Washington, DC:

Myron Ebell

Director of Global Warming Policy

Phone: 202-331-1010

Email: mebell@cei.org

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