US says it's committed to cutting greenhouse gases

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

AMSTERDAM (AP) - The United States has assured international negotiators it remains committed to reducing carbon emissions over the next 10 years, despite the collapse of efforts to legislate a climate bill.

U.S. Climate Delegate Jonathan Pershing told a Climate Conference in Nonn, Germany, that Washington is not backing away from President Barack Obama's pledge to cut emissions 17 percent from 2005 levels.

Pershing says legislation is the preferred way to control greenhouse gases, but the administration “will use all the tools available” to reach its target.

The failure of a climate bill in the senate has raised concern about America's commitment to fight climate change and disappointed developing countries that had expected Obama to take international leadership on the issue.
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