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Russia May Join U.S. in Rejecting Kyoto Treaty

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Russia May Join U.S. in Rejecting Kyoto Treaty

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Russia May Join U.S. in Rejecting Kyoto Treaty

Russia May Join U.S. in Rejecting Kyoto Treaty

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A senior Kremlin official says Russia will not ratify the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions, in its present form. A Russian rejection would be a fatal blow to the pact. President Bush has already refused to ratify the treaty. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.