Originally submitted by the author as a research paper for the Pfozheimer Honors College, April 26, 2007. Submitted to the digital repository of the Pace University Libraries, the Digital Commons, June 2007.

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In the millennium, it has become increasingly apparent that a defining issue of this century will be environmental sustainability and development. With the volume of evidence and concern for global climate change over the past few decades, citizens must begin to understand that environmental policy and politics are central to any efforts that will decrease the impact and risk of this catastrophic scenario. Throughout the past seven years, the United States environmental policy has been guided by the Bush Administrations ideology. This research intends to cite the actions the Bush administration has and has not taken regarding the environment and what actions need to be taken in order to reclaim the United States status as a forerunner in environmental policy and implementation