Washington Times: Green-trigue: N.Y. legal memo may give Obama path to make U.N. climate deal binding

/, Horner, Media Coverage, War on Coal/Washington Times: Green-trigue: N.Y. legal memo may give Obama path to make U.N. climate deal binding

by Stephen Dinan
Washington Times

Two years ago, the New York attorney general’s office prepared a legal brief laying out a potential case for asking courts to make the U.S. cut greenhouse gas emissions based on international treaties, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Times…

Christopher Horner, a researcher who regularly battles the Obama administration over environmental policy and who obtained the new documents through an open records request, said the New York legal brief raises the possibility that a new political deal could eventually be turned into a binding obligation.

“We know where the road they’ve laid out goes — to court,” Mr. Horner said. “They sigh and agree to settle, under which the U.S. turns these promises into law, circumventing the constitutional process for international agreements.”

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2015-01-21T13:59:47+00:00 August 28th, 2014|GHG Rule, Horner, Media Coverage, War on Coal|