Bonafide Republican James Inhofe pens an article published an article Obama’s Job-Killing Global Warming Agenda pointing out the collapse pf the Kyoto treaty. So why is the Obama administration
eating beating a dead horse?
With little attention and fanfare, the United Nations kicked off its latest global-warming conference – this time in Durban, South Africa. Their mission: to extend the Kyoto Protocol. But as Bloomberg reports, Japan, Russia and Canada will not renew their commitments, and, of course, the United States will never sign on without commitments from China and India. The Kyoto process is essentially dead– and even President Obama is acknowledging it, much to the chagrin of his left-wing environmental base.
The troubling question therefore is why is President Obama still determined to implement extremely expensive, job-killing domestic global-warming regulations through his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), especially as we struggle with a weak economy? Even Lisa Jackson, the head of the Obama EPA has admitted that the United States acting alone would have no impact on the climate. Now with the complete collapse of the Kyoto process, there is no question that Obama’s global-warming regulations would be all pain for no climate gain.
Over the past decade, we succeeded in defeating the global-warming cap-and-trade agenda in Congress, which would have destroyed hundreds of thousands of jobs and caused electricity prices to “skyrocket.” President Obama understands that the American people have caught on to the economic damage that his agenda would cause, so he is trying to implement it under the radar. Therefore, our mission now must be to stop him from achieving through regulation what he could not achieve through legislation.
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