06 Sep '11, 9pm

Has @BarackObama Actually Been Bad for the Environment? cc: @WhiteHouse

From the piece, by environmental reporter Bryan Walsh : From the extreme to the mainstream, environmental groups reacted to Obama's announcement on smog with the fury of the scorned. It didn't help that Obama's political capital with environmentalists was already dwindling after his perceived failure to push through carbon cap-and-trade legislation and the gradual disappearance of global warming as a White House priority. Greens pondered aloud how a President they had worked so hard to elect, one who had pledged to put science before politics, could screw them over so badly -- and they asked whether he was no longer worth the same effort in 2012. This is surely a major blow -- perhaps the biggest outright disappointment since the fizzling of the climate bill last year. But does it mean Obama's actually bad for the environment? Here's Walsh's take, which I'll heartily secon...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/obama-bad-for-env...

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