The making of 'the world's cleanest Third World country'

In an interview with the Financial Times, James Hackett, chairman and chief executive of independent oil and gas company Anadarko Petroleum (APC) said, "Washington's energy and environmental policy risks plunging the United States into an economic tailspin that could make it the world's cleanest Third World country."

Guess he won't be celebrating Earth Day with Al Gore, judging from his subsequent statement that, "The histrionic and maniacal focus on carbon dioxide is intellectually repugnant to me." But how does he really feel?