White House enviro chief Connaughton discusses president's new climate plan
As the Senate debates a comprehensive energy package, the question of whether or not Congress will be successful in passing an overall emissions reduction mandate still remains. And if they do, will it be something the president will sign? During today’s OnPoint, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairman Jim Connaughton discusses President Bush's recently announced global climate strategy. Connaughton explains why he believes binding targets set false expectations. He discusses the importance of having China sign on to some form of emissions reduction legislation and talks about the upcoming post-Kyoto talks that are set to take place in Bali, Indonesia, later this year.