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Energy and climate policies that focus on new regulations and tax hikes will do more the hurt the economy than improve the environment. Republican Members of the Select Committee will urge Congress to evaluate any new energy or climate policies on four basic principles:


Full international participation is a necessity:

If climate change is a global problem, then all of the world’s nations should be part of the solution. Developing nations like China and India are refusing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which will give these nations an economic advantage over those countries that are working towards reductions. The emission levels of these nations are rising rapidly, and without their participation, any climate change treaty is unlike to lead to significant greenhouse gas reductions.

The only way for the world to confront climate change is for every country to be part of the effort.

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(December 17, 2009In the News: National Journal blog - Sensenbrenner: Climate Costs Would Add to Mounting U.S. Debt

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(December 7, 2009Minority Staff of Select Committee Publishes Staff Report on Upcoming UNFCCC Negotiations in Copenhagen

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