Monday, 10 November 2008

Obama

'Mr Podesta (President elect Obama's spokesman) said executive orders on stem cell research or drilling in Utah could be easily repealed as no congressional action was needed.
In 2001, Mr Bush issued an executive order limiting federal funding for medical research using human embryo stem cells. The move was popular with moral conservatives but critics say it has hampered US medical research efforts.


BUSH DECISIONS UNDER FIRE
Limited federal funding for medical research using human embryo stem cells
Aid groups receiving US aid barred from counselling women about abortion availability
California barred from imposing minimum standards of vehicle fuel efficiency
Utah land being opened up for oil and gas drilling
Mr Podesta highlighted the Bush administration's attempts to authorise oil and gas drilling in Utah as one order which could be easily repealed.
The Washington Post said other orders affecting environmental legislation and abortion issues were also under consideration.'

The full story at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/us_elections_2008/7718949.stm