Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Climate Stance Watched on US Visit

June 13, 2014 2:35 AM

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Climate Stance Watched on US Visit

Washington: The United States has few closer allies than Australia but climate change could prove a touchy issue when Australia's conservative prime minister makes his first White House visit Thursday.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was elected in September, arrives in Washington a week after President Barack Obama announced bold plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030 from 2005 levels.

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