A Dazzling Display of America's 'Can't Do' Spirit

Wed, 2008-06-04 07:19Ross Gelbspan
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A Dazzling Display of America's 'Can't Do' Spirit

The United States will tell a July meeting of the Group of Eight rich nations that it cannot meet big cuts in emissions of planet-warming gases by 2020, its chief climate negotiator Harlan Watson said. “It's frankly not do-able for us,” he said, referring to a goal for rich countries to curb greenhouse gases by 25-40 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels.

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For a change, the Bush administration is actually borrowing a page of the Harper government’s playbook, instead of the usual way around.

Remember when Harper and his Harpies announced that Canada could not meet its Kyoto requirements - thus using this as an excuse to dump the treaty?

Ah yes - good times. Good times indeed …

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