Inhofe Blows Hot Air

In this morning’s USA Today, Sen. James Inhofe (R., OK) complained:

“Despite the lack of a scientific consensus to warrant such measures, climate change alarmists — in the heat of the summer for the scariest effect — are promoting mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions.”

In fact, President Bush was one of those “alarmists.” He promised mandatory caps on CO2 emissions during his first campaign. In the Bush Environmental Plan — dated 9/29/00 — the president vowed:

“[If elected], Governor Bush will work to…establish mandatory reduction targets for emissions of four main pollutants: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury and carbon dioxide.”