GOP 'tigers' seek to counter White House on climate fund

GOP senators are looking to block the White House from taking money from other programs to fund a multi-billion dollar Green Climate Fund that President Obama committed to support at last week's climate talks in Paris.

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said he and a group of senators who he calls the "tigers" met Wednesday to discuss the White House strategy of providing money to the fund by taking it from other State Department programs.

"We had a meeting on this today," Inhofe told reporters on a call. "We are checking to see if they are able to do that."

The U.S. has pledged up to $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund. The Paris Agreement, in a non-legally binding portion of the agreement, sets the goal of spending to at least $100 billion per year to the developing world by 2020 to help fight climate change and increase renewable energy.

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