Friday, December 07, 2012

USA TODAY Column: "Obama's chance to change (political) climate"

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang (USA TODAY OP-ED):
9:00AM EST December 2. 2012 - Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 drought drove home the need for President Obama to lead the fight against global warming. Freed from the political constraints of the re-election campaign, he holds three tools. Wielding them successfully, he will make bold action against the world's most pressing environmental problem a legacy of his second term. The president can sharply curtail power plants' emissions of carbon dioxide, the largest global warming pollutant, by using existing law to require that utilities start converting from coal to cleanly extracted natural gas and introduce more renewable energy. To cut demand for electricity, he can set standards that increase the efficiency of power-gobbling appliances. MORE...

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