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Ex-Rep. Walker: UN Sought Too Much Control Over Emissions

By    |   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 12:47 PM

An agreement on mandatory standards for greenhouse gas emissions could not be reached at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, so participants settled on voluntary compliance instead, former Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Bob Walker said Tuesday on Newsmax TV's “America’s Forum.”

Negotiators from 196 countries debated the issue and ultimately agreed on “a promise that all countries, developed and developing, will offer targets to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases," NPR reported.

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“This gives you the character of what we face here,” Walker said. “Many of the main proponents of climate change are people who have wanted all along to put mandates on government that would allow the U.N. and others to have vastly more control over decision making. This decision shows that the people from the individual countries are not willing to have that happen.”

The challenge, according to Walker, is to develop technologies that allow the United States to maintain the ability to grow economically while at the same time produce anti-pollution technology that will allow America to be at the forefront.

“For example, there are a lot of developments in the fuel cell automobile field in the last few months,” Walker said. “Hydrogen-powered cars give off only water as the byproduct of their electricity. That's the kind of thing you can do with technology that allows you to reduce emissions, but at the same time, doesn't stop economic growth.

“Obama said we'll start now and China won't have to do anything until 2030. We shouldn't choke off our economy and allow others to grow theirs.”

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An agreement on mandatory standards for greenhouse gas emissions could not be reached at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru so participants settled on voluntary compliance instead, former Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Walker said Tuesday on Newsmax TV's “America’s Forum.”
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