Republicans Try to Weaken Obama at Paris Climat

Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, via The Guardian

Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, via The Guardian

Republicans moved for the second time in 24 hours on Wednesday to try to weaken Barack Obama’s position at the Paris climate negotiations, opposing a deal at the summit and threatening to block $3bn in aid pledged to developing countries.

The gesture, less than two weeks before nearly 200 countries gather in Paris to try to reach a deal to stop climate change, was intended to cast doubt about Obama’s ability to deliver on his agenda.

The latest move came after the Senate voted on Tuesday to repeal the central pillar of Obama’s domestic climate plan, rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants.

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