Obama Commits US To Even Deeper CO2 Cuts To Appease UN

by Michael Bastasch, DailyCaller

The Obama administration is unveiling a new regulatory agenda Monday that touts cuts to carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, all in an effort to show the U.S. is ready to “lead on climate action.” The announcement comes with less than five months until the United Nations climate summit in Paris this year.

The EPA’s so-called Clean Power requires states to cut CO2 emissions from power plants 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, a slightly more aggressive target than the agency initially propsed. The plan will provide “incentives” for states to deploy more green energy and implement energy efficiency programs.

But the main thrust of the EPA’s CO2 plan is to show other countries that the U.S. is serious about reducing emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 — Obama promised to make these cuts alongside China’s premier last year. The EPA’s own fact sheet says “the release of the Clean Power Plan continues momentum towards international climate talks in Paris in December.”

“It’s time for America and the world to act on climate change,” Obama said in a video released Sunday announcing the Clean Power Plan.

  • JMC

    Good for him.

    • Tom Robbins

      oh really? Distroy the US economy for a MAXIMUM drop in temp of .03 Degrees C??? The whole thing is like watching a circus, with this clown at the helm.

  • Arationofreason

    A question: The lunacy of taking drastic measures to thwart 0.03C of warming notwithstanding , why should the US want or need to appease the UN political body which is driven by the 3rd world on this question. Only the third world stands to profit from our contributions. Follow the money redistribution thru the UN.

  • Ruggedly Andy

    We need to take immediate action and arrest Obama, try him for treason and send him to Syria with a parachute.

  • sweetqueen777

    AMERICA teally needs to get the UN out of this country, and get ourselves OUT OF THE UN. They have grossly overstepped the bounds of the purpose they were created for, and have just become an out of control BULLY. We are providing OVER 28% of their funding, and they SPIT ON USA. Maybe we could turn that building into condos for veterans. That would be Much more beneficial, and CHEAPER to operate.
    TRUMP 2016

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