Why Al Gore Has The Greens Seeing Red

Al Gore may not have invented the Internet, but the conventional wisdom is that among the Presidential contenders, he's the best hope for saving the planet from global warming, pollution, and thundering herds of SUVs. After all, Gore wrote the book on being environmentally responsible. That's part of the reason why, despite Gore's efforts to woo execs in the past year, the titans of industry want a President Gore like they want an ozone hole in the head. "I don't know how it's possible to go for years pushing programs that are really anti-business and anti-growth, and then wake up one day and say, `Gee, I want to be friendly to business,"' says William L. Kovacs, vice-president for environment at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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