US Poised For Climate Policy Push With Kerry As State Head

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 7:59 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state puts one of the leading congressional backers of climate change policy in the country’s top diplomatic post, positioning the Obama administration to take a more active and aggressive role in cross-border efforts to curb carbon pollution.

The Senate approved the Massachusetts Democrat’s nomination in an overwhelming 94-3 vote Tuesday. Kerry will take the helm at the State Department at the end of the week.

In his 28 years in Congress, Kerry established himself as...
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