UNITED STATES — The United States coal industry is ready “to negotiate” with China over the CO2 emission of coal mining, according to a letter sent to President Donald Trump by a coalition of coal-dependent industries.
The letter from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the president was released Tuesday.
The coal industry had previously argued that Beijing should not enforce the nation’s own emissions standards on its own, and has demanded that the U of S move its industry to a “world class” agreement.
The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted in 1992, mandates that the world’s largest polluters emit no more than half of their carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
The Trump administration is expected to announce the U