26 Jul '12, 4pm

Green: A Climate and Energy Stalemate

Associated Press A protest against construction of the Keystone XL pipeline last summer in Washington. In the current election year, most of what passes for an energy debate in the United States is rivalry over which party is more devoted to extracting oil and gas from the ground or seabed. On the day he clinched the Democratic nomination for president in 2008, Barack Obama declared that future generations would look back and say, “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” He made addressing climate change , domestically and as part of a concerted international effort, a central tenet of his campaign platform and a top priority of his first year in office. The Agenda: Planet The lagging United States response to climate change. Then the president backed off, hamstrung by an economic crisis and implacable opposition from Re...

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