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Transcript excerpt of KDKA interview
Vice President Al Gore,
March 15, 2000

 
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WTI protests dog Vice President Al Gore campaigning in Pittsburgh. Images from KDKA.

Transcript:

Stacy Smith, KDKA: Mr. Vice President, do you keep your promises?

Vice President Al Gore: Yes, I do.

Smith: Then what is your reaction or response to the people of East Liverpool, Ohio, who say in 1992, when you were running for Vice President, you said that you would prefer not to have and should not have Waste Technologies Incorporated operate its plant being built there. They say you broke your promise on that.

Gore: Well, what some of them don't say is that from the time that statement was made to the inauguration, something else intervened. In December of that year, the Bush-Quayle Administration went ahead and passed the threshold and issued the permit. So, the legal ability to stop that permit was removed because the last administration went ahead and did it after the election, but before the inauguration.