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FD Interview: Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Climate Change, Energy and the UN Climate Change Conference

Posted Jan 22 2009 3:55pm

FD Shift presents “In Conversation with Senator John Kerry” in which he talks about what to expect from the Obama Administration.

“I know from my discussions before and after the conference in Poland this winter that the Obama Administration understands this and plans to hit the ground running; and we have to move because the world is looking to learn whether the United States really is back. To lay the groundwork, we will work with the President to develop cap-and-trade legislation that cuts greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. With 59 Democratic seats and strong environmentalists like the Udall brothers in the Senate, the 111th Congress has an excellent chance to succeed where past Congresses and past Administrations have been stymied. Internationally, given our track record in recent years, other nations’ worries are understandable. That is why one of the most important things the United States can do to make Copenhagen as productive as possible to send a message to other nations that we are ready to lead.”

  Click here to read the entire FD interview with Senator Kerry.

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