to Phase Out Environment by 2004
Species Under Review, President Says."
days after Christine Todd Whitman departed her
post at the Environmental Protection Agency,
President George W. Bush announced ambitious
new plans to phase out the environment altogether
addition to cutting taxes, it is the goal of
this administration to cut our wasteful, bloated
environment," Mr. Bush said in a speech before
the Association of Indiscriminate Applauders
in Washington, D.C.
plans to eliminate the environment entirely
are still being formulated, the general strategy
of the White House is to phase out the environment
gradually "so that hardly anyone will notice
it's gone," an aide said today.
the plan to phase out the environment may have
prompted Ms. Whitman's decision to leave the
EPA, since the agency's mission seemed increasingly
nebulous in the absence of an environment to
protect. "Christie decided to move from the
EPA to New Jersey because a year from now New
Jersey will still be around," one source said.
President's plan to eliminate the environment
calls for a comprehensive review of all species
currently living in the United States and the
accelerated extinction of all superfluous organisms
by the end of fiscal 2004.
plan also calls for a gradual reduction of air
and water, with water most likely to get the
it comes down to choosing between air and water,
the President will probably scrap water," one
aide said. "After all, the Iraqis haven't had
water in weeks and look how well they're doing."