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FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1990
BUSH ANNOUNCES MEETINGS
President George Bush announced that the
United States will host a ministerial-level conference to discuss a framework
convention on global climate change in fall 1990 or early 1991. The
announcement, made during the President's Malta summit meeting with Soviet
President Mikhail Gorbachev last month, is considered a policy shift by most,
although White House science advisor Allen Bromley maintains it is consistent
with the Administration's current program on global warming. Bush also offered
to convene an international meeting of environmental and economic officials in
Washington this spring. (See Greenhouse Effect Rep., p. 99, Dec. 1989;
Environ. Rptr. Curr. Devel., p. 1379, Dec. 8; New York Times, p.
A15, Dec. 6.) Other developments in the U.S. position on global climate change
are discussed in the following:
"Global Warming Becomes Hot Issue for Bromley," M. Sun, Science,
p. 569, Nov. 3, 1989. The presidential science advisor was grilled in a hearing
by Senators angry over reports that he had opposed sending a U.S. delegation to
a meeting in the Netherlands. See also Environ. Rptr. Curr. Devel., pp.
1332-1333, Nov. 24.
"Federal Agencies Begin to Consider Global Warming in Impact
Statements," Environ. Rptr. Curr. Devel., p. 1271, Nov. 10, 1989.
The Council on Environmental Quality is preparing to make this a requirement
under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but it is already being done
by at least one EPA regional office and other agencies including the Forest
Service and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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