Thursday, June 29, 2017

Inhofe condemns Obama speech at COP21

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Following President Barack Obama’s recent speech at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climage Change (UNFCC) 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21), U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) issued a condemning statement.

“The President’s speech at COP21 is another example of misplaced priorities and empty promises,” Inhofe said. “Neither the American people nor the U.S. Congress support his international climate efforts which are premised on economically devastating domestic policies that will raise the price of electricity, undermine our businesses’ global competiveness and ship U.S. jobs overseas to places like India and China with less stringent environmental standards.”

Inhofe’s statement comes in the wake of several senatorial efforts to delineate its role vis a vis the President’s role in determining the American response to climate change, including the necessity of Congressional involvement in any emission reduction target commitments.

“The President should spend more time listening to the American people instead of sending ‘signals’ to the international community meant to save his climate legacy at the expense of hardworking Americans," Inhofe said. "As a result, I plan to unveil a detailed white paper on the Senate’s legislative and oversight efforts during this Congress to set the record straight on the administration’s misguided climate agenda and promises leading up to COP21.”

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