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US-China climate pact: Republicans vow to thwart plan

  • Republicans have vowed to thwart US President Barack Obama’s plans to cut carbon emissions as part of a climate deal negotiated with China, according to media reports.

    China has for the first time made a commitment to cap its carbon pollution output by 2030. It has also agreed to increase the use of energy sources such as solar and wind power. 

    But Republicans, fresh from their victory in the midterm polls, have hit out at Obama’s plan.

    Describing the president’s plan as “unrealistic,” Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, said it would lead to “higher utility rates and far fewer jobs.”

     

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