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The U.N. climate change conference opens in Paris on Nov. 30. But while there will be a lot of hot air expended in the City of Light, Washington lawmakers complain they're being kept in the dark.

Critics of Obama's climate change agenda say the administration's strategy in Paris will be to sideline Congress. Republicans vow they'll fight to prevent that from happening.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says President Obama wants a global climate deal framed so that it can be imposed by executive authority without approval from Capitol Hill.

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