Skip to comments.Obama discusses energy, climate change with president of Mexico
Posted on 01/13/2009 5:06:12 AM PST by thackney
US President-elect Barack Obama met privately Monday with Mexico President Felipe Calderon to discuss energy policy, global climate change and a host of other issues.
Speaking to reporters after the closed-door meeting at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, Obama praised Calderon for the "leadership" he has shown on energy issues. He did not elaborate.
Obama also sounded a somewhat dire warning about the need to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions, saying, "I believe that the future of the economy is going to rest on how we're able to adapt to a potential crisis with climate change."
He has called for stringent, mandatory caps on GHG emissions from power plants, oil refineries and other industries. Since the November election, he has said several times that he would not scale back his ambitious climate policies because of the current economic crisis.
As for Obama's pre-Inauguration Day meeting with Calderon, the transition team said there is a "long-standing tradition" of US presidents-elect meeting with the Mexican president prior to being sworn in on January 20.
"It is a tradition that is appropriate that the incoming president of the United States meets with the president of Mexico because we have such an extraordinary relationship between our two countries," Obama told reporters after his meeting.
Aside from energy and climate change, Obama said that he and Calderon also discussed immigration, border security, and the "current financial crisis," among other things.
I wonder if they discussed whether Denver and Las Vegas will stay in the USA, or become part of Aztlan, Alta Mexico?
“Obama also sounded a somewhat dire warning about the need to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions...”
And so, as the Czech president has warned us, we see the ugly head of environmental communism rising....
This quote, if enacted in policy, will be the death knell for the American economy.
I guess that depends on whether the illgals like gambling and skiing.
Yup - it’s the “host of other issues” which shall remain secret and nameless - otherwise Obama could be impeached before swearing in.
And all over a blasted Algore HOAX!!!
He sure "reinvented government," didn't he?(!)
Barack Obama met privately Monday with Mexico President Felipe Calderon to discuss energy policy(rubber bands), global climate change(rain) and a host of other issues(best tacos in town).