Copenhagen Accord Might Help Senate To Act: Experts

Law360, New York (December 22, 2009, 6:57 PM EST) -- Although the agreement reached at the United Nations' Copenhagen climate conference is short on details and not legally binding, experts believe it may help push the U.S. Senate to act domestically.

Jennifer Smokelin, a Pittsburgh-based counsel for Reed Smith LLP who attended the first week of the Copenhagen conference, said President Barack Obama could have made promises that ticked off Congress, but instead he stayed on message and brought China, India and Brazil to the negotiating table.

“You have developing countries ... willing to at least...
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