by Stephen Dinan
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.”