The Strong Climate and Environmental Message from Bush 1988

On August 31, 1988, George H. W. Bush gave a progressive campaign speech on the environment, touching on many issues present still. After becoming the 41st President he appointed the first environmentalist, William Reilly ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_K._Reilly ), to head the EPA. Environmental policy of the United States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_policy_of_the_United_States#The_George_H._W._Bush_Administration_.281989.E2.80.931993.29 Reagan, Bush 41 memos reveal sharp contrast…

George HW Bush’s 1988 Environmental Speech

On August 31, 1988, George H. W. Bush gave a progressive campaign speech on the environment, touching on many issues present still today. After becoming the 41st President he appointed the first environmentalist, William Reilly ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_K._Reilly ), to head the EPA. However, in 1992 he refused to sign the international biodiversity treaty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_Biological_Diversity and…