GOP senator attempts to pour cold water on Paris deal celebrations


One of the country's most prominent climate change doubters sought to pour cold water Saturday on celebrations over the historic Paris Agreement aimed at reducing global warming.

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., said in a statement Saturday he would work to kill the agreement when the American delegation returns home from the French capital. Inhofe pointed out that the agreement's most significant portions, the commitments to cut greenhouse gases and the funding from developed countries to developing ones, are not legally binding.

Because it is voluntary, the deal does not require Senate approval.

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