States want Obama to tell the world there's no support for Clean Power Plan


The attorneys general of two states leading the legal charge against President Obama's Clean Power Plan want him to tell the world at the Paris climate talks that he doesn't have support at home for a deal.

In a letter sent to Secretary of State John Kerry, Patrick Morrisey, attorney general of West Virginia, and Ken Paxton, attorney general of Texas, told him they believe the American delegation to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change needs to inform other countries the Clean Power Plan is being challenged by most of the states.

They also want the agreement that comes from Paris to be submitted to the Senate, where it would need to be approved with a two-thirds majority to be legally binding. That approval is unlikely, so the Obama administration plans to pursue any agreement as an executive agreement.

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