GOP: Obama can't act on climate without Congress

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Posted: Dec 17, 2009 1:07 PM

Republican lawmakers are telling President Barack Obama that he needs Congress to deliver on any commitments he makes to reduce global warming gases.

Seven GOP senators said at a news conference Thursday that any pledges Obama makes in Copenhagen will require Senate approval.

The Senate is unlikely to support an agreement that does not include China and other developing countries.

The GOP lawmakers also said they would try to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican lawmakers are telling President Barack Obama that he needs Congress to deliver on any commitments he makes to reduce global warming gases.

Seven GOP senators said at a news conference Thursday that any pledges Obama makes in Copenhagen will require Senate approval.

The Senate is unlikely to support an agreement that does not include China and other developing countries.

The GOP lawmakers also said they would try to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.