U.S. urged to take charge in curbing carbon emissions

03/5/2009 | SeattlePI.com

The upcoming U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen will provide a chance for the new U.S. administration to take a leadership role in curbing greenhouse gas emissions. "I think nothing would give a more powerful signal to other countries in the world than to see a significant, major, mandatory American plan," said Todd Stern, the Obama administration's envoy for climate talks. President Barack Obama has proposed a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions by 83% from 2005 levels by 2050.

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