30 Oct '13, 2pm

Bill McKibben on the failure of Obama's energy policy

Bill McKibben makes a strong case that despite the EPA's new power plant regulations and increasing fuel efficiency in cars , President Obama has largely been a failure in terms of pursuing a progressive energy policy: Obama was going to try to be a different kind of president. On energy there’s been precious little sign of that. Yes, the Environmental Protection Agency has put in place some new power plant regulations, and cars are getting better mileage. But the president has also boasted again and again about his “all of the above” energy policy for “increasing domestic oil production and reducing our dependence on foreign oil.” It has, in fact, worked so well that the United States will overtake Russia this year as the biggest combined oil and natural gas producer on the planet and is expected to pass Saudi Arabia as the number one oil producer by 2017. His administrat...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/bill-mckibben-fai...

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