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?span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'> US officially returns to Paris climate accord; Biden sets target for cutting fossil fuel emissions
?span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'> Cole Statement on U.S. Reentering Paris Climate Agreement
US officially returns to Paris climate accord; Biden sets target for cutting fossil fuel emissions
By The Associated Press | MassLive
Feb 19, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) ?World leaders welcomed the United States? official return to the Paris climate accord Friday, but politically trickier steps lie just ahead for President Joe Biden, including setting a tough national target in coming months for cutting damaging fossil fuel emissions...
... Despite all the other challenges, Biden said, speaking to the Munich security conference, 搘e can no longer delay or do the bare minimum to address climate change. This is a global existential crisis, and all of us will suffer if we fail.?/p>
Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office reversing the pullout ordered by President Donald Trump. Trump said soon after he took office that he would start the process of pulling the U.S. from the Paris accord, but it didn抰 take effect until Nov. 4, 2020, because of provisions in the agreement...
... The Biden administration is working now on a target that balances meaningful cuts in emissions with political and financial realities. Settling on a U.S. emissions goal by April, when Biden plans to host world leaders for an Earth Day summit, would help the administration prod other countries for ambitious emissions cuts as well. That spring meeting should see countries start 搕o put the down payments on the table,?John Kerry, Biden抯 climate envoy, said Friday.
Republican leaders already are fighting it...
Cole Statement on U.S. Reentering Paris Climate Agreement
Oklahoma Farm Report
19 Feb 2021
Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after President Joe Biden officially reentered the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement.
揚resident Biden抯 decision to unilaterally rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement on behalf of the United States is a disservice to the American people and step backward for our long-term energy security. Choosing to reenter an agreement without renegotiating its terms or even attempting to involve Congress will lock in inequitable mandates that favor China ahead of our own country. The result will weaken our economy, eliminate vital American jobs and undercut American energy independence, putting our energy supply at the mercy of foreign countries and adversaries that do not have our best interests at heart...