Argument: Kyoto does not require we choose between environment and economy

Issue Report: Kyoto Protocol


Joseph Biden wrote in a 2001 letter to President Bush – “It’s a false choice to say we need to favor the economy over the environment. Especially given the progress we’ve made in developing the technological knowhow to profit from a shift to cleaner energy production. The previous Administration was successful in working with business and environmental groups toward an agreement that protects both American interests and the world environment. The Bush Administration would have been wise to build upon this success.”[1]