Citing the “complex, urgent and global threat of climate change,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today appointed a special envoy for climate change, who will lead the United States in international climate negotiations.
Yes, one person in charge of negotiating.
The appointment [of Todd Stern] caps off a day of aggressive environmental moves by the Obama administration.
We’re going green!
Mr. Stern called for a new multilateral agreement on climate change.
“A new day is dawning in the U.S. approach to climate change and clean energy,” he said.
The centrist Democrats who urge a slower-paced approach represent states that are crucial electoral battlegrounds and that stand to lose the most from such regulation. They say they believe that global warming is a serious threat and they will support legislation to address the problem — but not at the expense of their already-strained workers and industries.