Kyoto's Magnetic Force

September 2005
Wilson Quarterly;Autumn2005, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p102
Literary Criticism
This article reports on the refusal of the U.S. to ratify the Kyoto treaty to control greenhouse-gas emissions. When in late 2004, Russia became the 126th country to ratify the treaty, it cleared the way for the pact to go into force in February 2005. Multinational corporations that operate in signatory country must comply with the new requirements. But even firms that operate only within the U.S. face the possibility that Congress in the future may impose similar regulations, and the reality is that some states already are doing so their own.


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