The Guardian Unlimited features a “special report” on how ExxonMobil pressured the president into putting the kibosh on the Kyoto protocols:
President’s George Bush’s decision not to sign the United States up to the Kyoto global warming treaty was partly a result of pressure from ExxonMobil, the world’s most powerful oil company, and other industries, according to US State Department papers seen by the Guardian.
The Guardian onveniently forgetting that the U.S. Senate voted against Kyoto–unanimously–during the Clinton administration. And by the way, the president does not have the constitutional authority to sign us up for Kyoto or any other international treaty. Senate approval is required.
Assuming we’re still following the Constitution this week.