Congress: Ask Condi Rice, Why has the U.S. Climate Action Report been held up for more than a year?
- Congress: Ask Condi Rice, Why has the U.S. Climate Action Report been
held up for more than a year?
On January 11 Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is scheduled to
appear before both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the
House International Relations Committee to talk about the
Administration�s position on Iraq. While Iraq is certainly more than
enough of a problem to consume the committees� attention, some
committee member (Committee Chair Sen. Biden? Ranking Member Lugar?
Boxer? Kerry? Obama? Hagel?) might want also to ask Secretary Rice a
question about why the Administration has failed to issue the fourth
U.S. Climate Action Report, a national communication that is required
by the climate treaty to which the U.S. is a party. U.S. stonewalling
on global warming cooperation has only added to the low regard in
which the Administration is held internationally and has not helped
U.S. relations with allies. Prolonged holding up of the Climate Action
Report exemplifies the Administration�s failure to communicate.