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Obama Admin. Commerce Secretary: America needs to pay for China’s emissions. Do you Agree?

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSPEK312106

“It’s important that those who consume the products being made all around the world to the benefit of America — and it’s our own consumption activity that’s causing the emission of greenhouse gases, then quite frankly Americans need to pay for that,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke told the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
The idea that rich-country consumers should pick up the tab for some of China’s industrial emissions has been gaining currency lately—but not from within the Obama administration. The argument is that many of China’s factories churn out cheap stuff for the West, not for domestic consumption, so those consumers are actually responsible for the emissions. China, of course, loves the idea.

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:36 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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