18 Apr '11, 5pm

Obama meets with young climate activists after they stand up to him

Obama meets with young climate activists after they stand up to him

President Obama meets with Energy Action Coalition leaders in the White House. Photo: The White House Youth climate leaders in town for the Power Shift conference got some powerful evidence that their public frustration with President Obama is getting noticed in the Oval Office: Halfway through a meeting at the White House between leaders of the youth Energy Action Coalition and senior White House staff, the president walked into the room, sat down, and engaged in a substantive discussion and debate with the young leaders. "I hear you're angry with me," Obama reportedly said as he walked into the Roosevelt Room, according to participants. Angry indeed. Participants told the president they were frustrated that his administration continued to issue offshore oil-drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico, had authorized a massive expansion of coal mining, and continued to enthusia...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-policy/2011-04-18-obama-meet

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