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STATEMENT BY EPA ADMINISTRATOR CHRISTIE WHITMAN ON MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
Release Date: 04/03/2001
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20460
APRIL 3, 2001
STATEMENT BY EPA ADMINISTRATOR CHRISTIE WHITMAN
ON MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
Today I emphasized to members of the European Community that I continue to be as optimistic as the President that, working constructively with our friends and allies through international processes, we can develop technologies, market-based incentives, and other innovative approaches to global climate change.
The Kyoto Protocol is unfair to the United States and to other industrialized nations because it exempts 80 percent of the world from compliance. That is why the United States Senate voted 95-0 to warn against sending the Senate a treaty that could damage the economy.
The Administration is undertaking a Cabinet-level review of U.S. climate change policy and is considering what policies we should pursue domestically and internationally to address concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Global climate change is a serious issue that this administration is committed to addressing by working closely with our friends and allies.