10 September

'What planet is he living on?' _ President Mitterand on Ronald Reagan

September 10, 2009 · 1 min read

‘Approximately 80 percent of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation. So let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emissions standards for man-made sources.’

Thus said Ronald Reagan to the Sierra Club on this day in 1980. Even worse, he later amended this figure to 93 percent.



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