10 Dec '12, 1pm

Without Congress, There’s Still a Path to U.S. Progress on Climate

Without Congress, There’s Still a Path to U.S. Progress on Climate Don’t expect the U.S. Congress to take any action on climate change in the next four years. But by continuing to use its regulatory authority and working with the states, the Obama administration can make significant progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. by john carey When Barack Obama won his first term as president in 2008, expectations were high that the United States would finally tackle the threat of climate change. In fact, the administration quickly raised fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks, and the House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill that would have imposed economy-wide caps on greenhouse emissions and set targets for future reductions. But the legislation died. And Obama’s brave talk of slowing the rise of the seas and healing the planet vanished from the politica...

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