By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Greenhouse-gas emissions have dropped dramatically in the United States since 2005, and the nation now appears on track to achieve the 17 percent reduction sought by President Obama by 2020, thanks to a trend toward increased fuel efficiency for vehicles and a switch by power companies from coal to cleaner-burning natural gas made possible by the shale gas revolution.
"The U.S. was in a much stronger position going into the Doha talks, despite the failure of Congress to pass comprehensive climate legislation" during Mr. Obama's first term, because market and regulatory pressures were already reducing emissions, said Trevor Houser, a former U.S. climate negotiator who attended the Doha talks.