Republicans plan attack on Paris UN Climate Treaty
Top Republican lawmakers are planning a wide-ranging offensive — including outreach to foreign officials by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office — to undermine President Barack Obama's hopes of reaching an international climate change agreement that would cement his environmental legacy.
Administration officials say they are confident that Republicans won’t succeed in undermining the international agreement. So far, foreign diplomats do not appear to have been rattled by GOP opposition. Negotiations are moving forward, and many countries remain confident that they’ll be able to strike a deal in Paris, even if the agreement isn’t strong enough on its own to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
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