Experts Doubt Senate Will Ratify Post-Kyoto Treaty

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 4:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate may not ratify any legally binding global climate treaty no matter what happens with the current round of international negotiations or with domestic legislation, according to experts.

At the United Nations' Copenhagen climate conference, which starts Monday, the Obama administration technically could try to negotiate some type of executive agreement that would not need Senate ratification. But President Barack Obama has already indicated that he does not intend to commit the United States to something that would not have Senate support.

“Congress would...
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