President Obama’s “strategy to strike an international climate accord that wouldn’t require Senate ratification” promises to further harm vulnerable Senate Democrats seeking election in November. The Washington Examiner,
“Democrats running for election in red-leaning, energy-producing states have tried to distance themselves from Obama along environmental lines, often by decrying climate regulations the White House is pushing through executive action.
“Revelations that the administration might try to go it alone on an international climate pact through a mix of voluntary pledges and provisions from a legally binding 1992 treaty certainly didn’t help, and could augment arguments Republicans are making that maintaining Democratic Senate control is akin to protecting Obama’s climate agenda…
“The news could spell trouble for Democrats in Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina, where Republicans have run on a message of administrative overreach in the energy and environment arena.”