4 thoughts on “GOP Keystone XL amendment would require Senate approval of any international climate treaty”

  1. Blunt’s amendment was defeated 51-46 per NY Times: 1/22/15, “Senate Rejects Human Role in Climate Change,” NY Times, Coral Davenport. 1/23 print ed.

    “The Senate on Thursday again voted to reject two measures related to the Keystone XL pipeline…
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    A third, Republican-sponsored amendment, which was rejected 51 to 46, was more political in nature. Offered by Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, it called on the Senate to nullify a climate change agreement in November between the United States and China in which both nations pledged to reduce their carbon emissions.” (last paragraph of article)

  2. The proposed amendment is considerably more specific than the constitution and specifically disapproves the China agreement. I’m OK with that. Especially with Executive Action Figure Obama and our past history with Kyoto. Also, I don’t find 1992 reference indicative of anything by a mistaken treaty.

  3. On June 12, 1992 the U.S. Senate unanimously ratified the UNFCCC treaty signed by George Bush in Rio. Although it was non-binding the US gov. has treated it as “global warming” law. It states that greenhouse gases are warming the planet, that industrialized nations (ie the US) are historically and currently most responsible for this and must therefore must pay indefinitely. UNFCCC provides for permanent demonization of Americans and permanent enslavement of US taxpayers to the UN via US politicians. IGeorge Bush #1 two years earlier in a 1990 global change mandate had already declared CO2 to be a pollutant, and ordered 14 federal agencies tasked with urgent global climate change. Celebrity climate scientists have only been brought in to seal a deal created by politicians.

  4. The Treaty Clause: (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution,)
    [The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…
    So the Law of the Land already requires 2/3 of the Senate to concur on any national treaty, but none of the dimbulbs in D.C. seem to know (or care) what the Constitution already says.

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