29 May 2006

Fuel consumption is even higher on Mr Bush's cross-country travels - he yesterday made his seventh trip to the Gulf since Katrina struck - which include flights on Air Force One as well as helicopters for the president, his staff, secret service agents, and the press corps that accompanies him. The air force recently estimated fuel costs for Air Force One at $6,029 (£3,415) per hour. Mr Bush was also said to be reminding staff to turn off lights.

The Guardian, September 28, 2005


U.S. Secret Service agents move bicycles off Air Force One as President Bush arrives at Orlando International Airport, Tuesday, May 9, 2006. After an overnight stay, Bush will speak about the Medicare prescription drug plan Wednesday in Orlando. The bikes are transported on Air Force One for the president's recreation time, according to an agent. President Bush cycled in Moss Park after arriving in Orlando. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank) ** MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES **


President Bush's specially painted Trek mountain bike is prepared for loading under the wing of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Friday, April 21, 2006. He was leaving for a four day trip to California and Las Vegas and he is expected to go for a ride during the trip. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


** ADVANCE FOR Monday, MAY 29 ** Mohammed Khader climbs on an electric bicycle that has a top speed of 25 mph. Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The bicycle is just one of IIT's advanced alternative energy projects that testify to the war on oil that's proceeding quietly at laboratories and research centers across the country. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


A South Korean protester hurls a bicycle to riot policemen at the Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, Thursday, May 4, 2006. Thousands of riot police armed with batons stormed an abandoned school in South Korea on Thursday to break up a protest against the expansion of a U.S. military base, sparking clashes with the activists. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)


In this 2000 photo provided by the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, abandoned bikes with plastic water bottles are seen on a park trail in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the border in Arizona. The aid group Humane Borders estimates that a hundred or so bikes that appear to have been used by migrants turn up in the Arizona desert each month. One Mexican official said whole packs of bicycle-mounted migrants have passed by his office, heading to the border. (AP Photo/Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument)


[Federal Register: May 26, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 102)]
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Part V

The President


Proclamation 8023--Great Outdoors Month, 2006

                        Presidential Documents 


Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8023 of May 23, 2006

                Great Outdoors Month, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Great Outdoors Month is an opportunity to celebrate and 
                experience America's natural splendor and renew our 
                commitment to conserve our air, water, and land. During 
                this month, we also honor the dedicated men and women 
                who volunteer to help protect our natural resources.

                Americans live amid many wonders of nature. Our 
                Nation's varied landscapes include sandy beaches, 
                expansive forests, emerald waters, and towering 
                mountains. Through biking, swimming, skiing, hiking, 
                and many other activities, Americans are enjoying our 
                country's magnificent scenery and the healthy benefits 
                of outdoor recreation.

                To ensure that our natural heritage remains a source of 
                pride for all our citizens, my Administration is 
                committed to conserving America's public lands and 
                natural resources and pursuing environmentally 
                responsible initiatives. We are working to accelerate 
                research into cleaner sources of energy, protect our 
                water sources, and encourage the use of hybrid cars. We 
                have put in place a series of clean air regulations 
                that will help us to meet air quality standards. 
                Through efforts like these, we will continue our 
                Nation's economic growth and protect the environment.

                Our citizens play an important role in protecting our 
                natural spaces. Throughout our country, Americans are 
                volunteering in their communities for environmental 
                education programs, local parks, nature conservancies, 
                and other stewardship opportunities. These devoted 
                individuals are working to maintain park trails, 
                restore wildlife habitats, plant trees, and clear 
                overgrowth. I appreciate these volunteers for their 
                efforts to keep America beautiful, and I encourage all 
                Americans to demonstrate good stewardship and an 
                appreciation for the outdoors. Individuals interested 
                in volunteering can visit the Department of the 
                Interior's Take Pride in America website at 

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim June 2006 as Great Outdoors 
                Month. I call on all Americans to observe this month 
                with appropriate programs and activities and to spend 
                time enjoying the outdoors.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-third day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 06-4949
Filed 5-25-06; 8:45 am]

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