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Bush Retrenches
CNN, July 25, 2001

Bush also continued his opposition to the Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty that requires mandatory reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, despite increasing pressure from Europe. Frustrated allies pledged to ratify the agreement without the United States. Bush argues the treaty does not include developing nations such as China and that it could hurt U.S. industries and the American economy. The day after the G-8 summit, Kyoto supporters got a boost when the world's environmental ministers hammered out a compromise agreement for implementing the treaty.