Message to Obama: Leave Our Jobs Here, Bring Our Sovereignty Back

Nicolas Loris /

President Obama headed overseas to collect his Nobel Peace Prize and make his pitch for collective action on climate change. Of course, if our president commits us to any binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gases, our jobs will be heading overseas too.

The Senate’s 1997 Byrd-Hagel Resolution warned not to enter into any global warming treaty, at the time the Kyoto Protocol, which leaves out developing nations or hurts the American economy. Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) is taking Byrd-Hagel one step further by introducing House Resolution 945, which says the U.S. should not be a part of any treaty that would infringe upon our national sovereignty and hurt our economy. Specifically, the resolution says:

(1) the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol or other agreement regarding the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992, at negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009 or thereafter, which would–

(A) result in significant harm to the economy of the United States; or (more…)