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Despite a seemingly robust support for alternative, environmentally-friendly fuels in his State of the Union address, President Bush is anything but green. The President’s $2.9 trillion budget, submitted to Congress Monday, included the one-two punch of cutting conservation while increasing gas and coal-powered industries.
Here are just a few ways the President is trying “to promote energy independence for our country, while dramatically improving the environment.”
All this may sound dire, but not to worry. The President’s budget also calls for a 10-year plan to get the National Parks rehabilitated in time for their 2016 centennial–by selling private companies the rights to name trails and facilities. An idea he cribbed from his buddy, Richard Pombo, who, after his November whuppin’ is nonetheless probably quite pleased with this budget scenario.