|178-1: U.S. Alone Votes to Reject Kyoto Accord
In a move that isolated the U.S. from informed thinking across the globe, G.W. Bush and Co. refused to participate in the Kyoto climate accords. The United States is the world's largest producer of greenhouse gases, yet the Bush administration pledged -- once again -- only to propose an alternative to Kyoto. They will not say when.
Undoubtedly, the administration's ties to the oil, gas, and nuclear power industries has had an influence in this posture. So, basically, the world's environment is being sold up the river in order that the cynical opportunists who stole the Whitehouse could get rich.