Don't cave in on climate policy, Senate leaders urge Obama

November 7, 2014 11:18 PM

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Don't cave in on climate policy, Senate leaders urge Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Senate leaders on Friday urged President Barack Obama not to retreat from promises of strong domestic carbon cutting goals and significant aid to developing countries to combat climate change given new Republican leadership in Congress, which is expected to be hostile to such policies.

The Democratic chairs of four Senate committees - Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, Finance and Budget - wrote to Obama, asking him to uphold promises he made at a high-profile UN climate summit in September.

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