Argument: Developing states want lower standards for economic advantage
Pete Du Pont. "Bali Who?". Wall Street Journal. December 19, 2007 - "Under cover of fighting global warming, developing countries try to slow America's economy. [...] Developing nations don't want to be limited in any way, and they do want to slow down the economic growth of developed nations so they can gain economically."
America's Bali delegation, understanding that economic limitations were more significant to nations than environmental ones, succeeded in getting rid of the Bali-favored emission standards that would limit America's--but not developing nations'--economic growth.