Obama reportedly plotting end-run around Congress on global climate change deal

Editor’s Note:  What’s all the hub-bub about the Obama administration revising a prior treaty and calling it an alternative agreement?  It’s mainly because it would bypass the Constitutionally mandated action of having a 2/3 majority of the Senate, of 67 Senators, approve a treaty.  With the “deal” set to be signed in Paris next year, in addition to what one of Obama’s experts told the New York Times: “there’s some legal and political magic to this,” and what in effect will be a redistribution of wealth to poorer countries that will raise energy costs even more, there is much hub-bub to be made.

President Obama reportedly plans to do an end-run around Congress to forge an international climate change deal, effectively bypassing the Constitution’s requirement to get the Senate’s approval for a treaty. 

The New York Times reported that the agreement is slated to be signed at a United Nations meeting next year in Paris. However, because the U.S. Senate is unlikely to ratify any international climate treaty, Obama’s negotiators reportedly are working toward an alternative agreement – a “politically binding” deal that would serve in lieu of a bona-fide treaty.

One expert with the Natural Resources Defense Council told the Times “there’s some legal and political magic to this.”

The developments underscore the administration’s dim chances of being able to rally the constitutionally mandated two-thirds majority in the Senate to ratify a new international treaty. But at a time when the House already is suing the president over his alleged abuse of executive power, the move to go around Congress is likely to strike a nerve with lawmakers.

Read the rest of the article on Fox News: HERE

Related article on Breitbart News: Dem Strategist: Obama’s Climate Plan Puts Candidates ‘in Front of the Firing Squad’: HERE


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