04 Apr '11, 6pm
Obama Announces 2012 Presidential Campaign. Should Greens Care?
He has accomplished plenty, too, however, though talk of Obama being the 'greenest president ever' was almost certainly premature. His upgraded CAFE standards for automobiles was likely the single greatest federal act to reduce emissions in US history. The stimulus bill he fought for got the ball rolling again for funding cleantech research and renewable power deployment . High speed rail will be of vital importance for sustainably connecting America's urban hubs as gas prices continue to skyrocket and congestion chokes our roadways. And under his watch, the EPA took up the historic challenge of mobilizing to regulate greenhouse gas emissions -- though Obama has so far seemed all too willing to compromise away the terms on which it will do so.