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Blair to Continue Pressing US on Greenhouse Gases

Tony Blair
British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he will continue to urge that the United States and other industrialized nations cut so-called greenhouse gas emissions.

After returning from talks with President Bush in Washington, Mr. Blair told British lawmakers Wednesday that international efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions will not be effective unless the United States and other key economies participate.

President Bush has expressed support for cutting emissions, but he contends that imposing strict limits would be harmful to U.S. businesses.

Mr. Blair is hosting next month's summit of the world's major industrial nations in Scotland, where he plans to focus talks on climate change and African relief efforts.