How He Feels About a Handful of Issues With PM-Clinton-Gore, Bjt
NEW YORK (AP) _ Here are Sen. Albert Gore’s positions on selected issues:
-Environment: Believes United States should lead world efforts to slow global warming and protect the ozone layer; supports a national policy to encourage energy independence and reduce reliance on fossil fuels; opposes administration efforts to weaken Clean Air Act regulations; would have signed international biodiversity treaty at Earth Summit.
-Taxes: Introduced a bill to cut middle-class taxes and raise rates for the wealthy. Would expand the earned income tax credit.
-Persian Gulf War: Supported, but highly critical of Bush administration policy toward Iraq before and after war.
-Abortion: Supports abortion rights.
-Gun control: Supports ban on semiautomatics.
-Defense: Opposed deployment of first SDI missile system last year.
-Mexican Trade Treaty: Supports, on condition the final pact does not ″undermine the living standards of American workers″ or ″create an environmental Hell’s Kitchen in Mexico.″