Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Bush coming to NC this week
Bush is expected to visit a Novozymes facility in Franklinton, in Franklin Co., this Thursday. The plant manufactures various enzymes used to facilitate chemical reactions, such as the conversion of plant parts into ethanol for fuel. Bush will tour the factory, speal on a panel, and talk about actions being taken to reduce gas consumption by 20% over the next decade. Given his past proposals, this is probably an overly rosey, misleading, and underfunded effort. WRAL's brief February 16th announcement of the planned visit is online at http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1205690/. I'm sure Bush will be dogged by protesters, and I will post when I hear of definite plans.