25 Jul '11, 8pm

Everyone thinks Obama is doing a bad job on the environment

Yale Environment 360 asked a series of environmental thinkers, activists, and policymakers what they think of Barack Obama's record on the environmental record so far. The overwhelming response was that they didn't think very much of it at all. Here’s climate writer and activist Bill McKibben: President Obama hasn't yet caused "the rise of the oceans to begin to slow" or "the planet begin to heal," and since that was his promise, I guess it's been a less-than-stellar record … He put some decent money into the stimulus plan for green energy, and then he largely seemed to lose interest, punting on the climate legislation before the Senate. The climate bill's failure was a big sticking point with almost every person the publication talked to. Center for American Progress' Joe Romm: Obama's overall record on energy and the environment deserves an F. Fundamentally he let die ou...

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