Back in August I did a Google News search to see how many media references to the tenth anniversary of the Byrd-Hagel resolution (July 25, 1997)
I could find.
Short answer: none.
This is from the United States Senate:
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 105th Congress - 1st Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the SenateVote Summary
|Vote Number:||205||Vote Date:||July 25, 1997, 11:37 AM|
|Required For Majority:||1/2||Vote Result:||Resolution Agreed to|
|Measure Number:||S.Res. 98|
|Measure Title:||A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.|
From the unanimous bipartisan (two words you don't see juxtaposed serially very often) resolution:
(1) the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol to, or other agreement regarding, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992, at negotiations in Kyoto in December 1997, or thereafter, which would--
(A) mandate new commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the Annex I Parties, unless the protocol or other agreement also mandates new specific scheduled commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for Developing Country Parties within the same compliance period, or
(B) would result in serious harm to the economy of the United States;