H.Res.211 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.105th Congress (1997-1998)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11] (Introduced 07/31/1997)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||08/21/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade.|
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Summary: H.Res.211 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/31/1997)
Declares that the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol to, or other agreement regarding, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992, at negotiations in Kyoto in December 1997 or thereafter which would: (1) mandate new commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the Annex 1 Parties, unless the protocol or other agreement also mandates new specific scheduled commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for Developing Country Parties within the same compliance period; or (2) result in serious harm to the U.S. economy.
Calls for any such protocol or other agreement which would require the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification to be accompanied by: (1) a detailed explanation of any legislation or regulatory actions that may be required to implement it; and (2) an analysis of the detailed financial costs which would be incurred by, and other impacts on, the U.S. economy.