Prince Albert II of Monaco, whose foundation focuses on climate change and other environmental issues, said Obama’s inauguration speech gave a welcome lift toward collective action.
‘‘That can only be positive, because we need to have the U.S. on board,’’ he told the AP.
But Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said despite Obama’s speech there would still be resistance.
‘‘While the president and his colleagues will pursue what we believe is an aggressive climate change policy, they’re not going to get it through the Congress,’’ Donahoe predicted. ‘‘It’s going to be done on a regulatory basis ... and that’s going to create a different approach to dealing with this very important but controversial subject.’’
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