Cato at Liberty highlights Marlo Lewis's study on the Paris Climate Agreement as a treaty demanding Senate approval.
First up is an examination by Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Marlo Lewis as to whether or not the Paris Climate Agreement is a treaty requiring the assent of two-thirds of the Senate.
Prior to the U.N.’s climate conference held in Paris last December, President Obama was quick to insist that whatever came out of it would not be considered a “treaty” but rather some sort of “executive agreement.” That’s because it would never get the approval of the Senate that is required under the Constitution in order for it to have the force of law.
Marlo builds the case why the President was unsuccessful and why the Senate should act—now.
Read the full article at Cato at Liberty.