US Senators Eager to Know Carbon Footprint of Biden’s Trip to Climate Summit – Letter

© REUTERS / POOLU.S. President Joe Biden walks to deliver a speech during "Action on Forests and Land-Use" event at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 2, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden walks to deliver a speech during Action on Forests and Land-Use event at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 2, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.11.2021
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Republican senators Joni Ernst, Tom Cotton and Shelley Capito consider President Joe Biden's trip to the climate summit in Europe to be "hypocrisy", and demand that his administration provide an estimate of the amount of carbon emissions from his transportation to and from the high-level event.
"We write to you today requesting that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) collect and provide information to Congress on the total amount of carbon emissions required to transport President Biden, the 13 U.S. political appointees, and any and all Administration support staff who attend this conference," the senators wrote in a letter to GAO on Tuesday.
"Hypocrisy Alert. While Pres. Biden continues to target energy with harmful policies, he & his staff are continuing to rely on fossil-fuel transportation," Ernst said in a tweet.
The senators also criticize Biden for revoking permit for the Keystone pipeline and temporarily prohibiting the sale of oil and gas leases on federal lands, as well as lifting sanctions on Russia allowing it to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Earlier on Tuesday, Biden announced that the United States has launched together with its 75 partners a 4 billion-dollar investment plan to battle climate change.
 In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. China says Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, the United States is trying to “demonize and stigmatize” bilateral its foreign relations, in a scathing attack on the Trump administration's designation of the Confucius Institute U.S. Center as a foreign mission of the Chinese Communist Party. - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.11.2021
Biden: China Made 'Big Mistake' by Not Showing Up to COP26 Summit
From October 31 to November 12, world leaders, including Biden, are participating in COP26 in Glasgow to address issues pertaining to climate change.
In April, Biden announced that the United States would halve greenhouse emissions by 2030 as part of its new commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, which his predecessor, Donald Trump, abandoned in 2017.
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
Заголовок открываемого материала