European leaders fear U.S. uncommitted to climate change

European government officials said they are becoming concerned that the U.S. does not have the political will to take concrete action on climate change. A crucial conference in Copenhagen to further international cooperation on reducing greenhouse gas emissions could fail because the U.S. will not accept legally binding and internationally enforceable targets, they said. Todd Stern, chief climate-change negotiator for the U.S., said the main reason the Senate has not acted on climate change is because it is deeply involved in overhauling health care.

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