"To prevent the Paris Climate Accord from taking on such undue power, Mr. Trump should submit it to the Senate, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should schedule a quick vote. It would certainly be rejected—ratification requires a two-thirds vote—and it is unlikely any court could subsequently resurrect a legislatively tossed treaty."
“One is a bipartisan Senate bill introduced last week that would give subsidies to nuclear power plants that are in danger of closing down. It would also streamline the regulatory government reviews that advanced nuclear power plants must undergo.”
"Chinese leaders will be only too happy to make future promises on climate in return for American acquiescence today to their security priorities of Taiwan, the South China Sea and Huawei. Sending Mr. Kerry to negotiate with Chinese President Xi Jinping on climate is a recipe for returning home dressed in a barrel. An obsession with climate will turn a U.S. security strength into a vulnerability."
Abby Smith on The Washington Examiner writes that Bush’s former EPA chief believes Biden will return the agency to what it looked like prior to the pre-Trump era. “Biden’s agenda to curb emissions and other pollution will immediately help win favor with EPA staff who have been sidelined during the Trump administration, Whitman said. Biden...
“The National Park Service could economize by following the lead of other agencies and contracting out more services and activities. More than 1,000 Forest Service campgrounds and recreation areas are operated by private concessionaires who perform routine maintenance, collect fees, and return a portion of their receipts to the agency."
Democrats still won the Latino vote by a margin of nearly two to one nationally, but the surprising level of support for Republicans poses a challenge for the Democratic Party’s most ambitious legislative proposals, including how they intend to tackle climate change.