Skip to comments.Obama Preparing Big Effort to Curb Climate Change
Posted on 06/19/2013 10:43:46 AM PDT by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON President Obama is preparing a major policy push on climate change, including, for the first time, limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants, as well as expanded renewable energy development on public lands and an accelerated effort on energy efficiency in buildings and equipment, senior officials said Wednesday.
Heather Zichal, the White House coordinator for energy and climate change, said the president would announce the new policy initiatives in the coming weeks. Another official said a presidential address outlining the new policy could come as early as next week.
He is serious about making it a second-term priority, Ms. Zichal said at a forum in Washington sponsored by the magazine The New Republic. He knows this is a legacy issue.
In a speech in Berlin on Wednesday, Mr. Obama said that the United States and the world had a moral imperative to take bold action to slow the warming of the planet.
The grim alternative affects all nations more severe storms, more famine and floods, new waves of refugees, coastlines that vanish, oceans that rise, Mr. Obama said. This is the future we must avert. This is the global threat of our time. And for the sake of future generations, our generation must move toward a global compact to confront a changing climate before it is too late. That is our job. That is our task. We have to get to work.
Ms. Zichal suggested in her remarks that a central part of the administrations approach to dealing with climate change would be to use the authority given to the Environmental Protection Agency to address climate-altering pollutants from power plants under the Clean Air Act. She said none of the initiatives being considered by the administration required legislative action
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global warming ping!
Is he going to stop talking?
He’ll be back in Kenya before he can do anything, thank Allah.
More money down the rat-hole. Good luck “curbing” nature.
#98 on a list of Top 100 Issues Americans Are Concerned About. Right above “alien invasion” and “toenail fungus”.
Given his current troubles, THAT is gonna go down well for Barry. Yeah!
Hasn’t he lowed the oceans yet? What is he waiting for???
Doubling down on the green energy failures of the first term is not a recipe for success.
Just in case a recovery actually takes hold, this will choke it off.
It just amazes me how many people believe that THAY are God.
I’m sure all those jet trips he’s billing us for will really help with that.
I think his end-game objective is to institute global energy tax authority for the UN, and then get himself installed as Secretary-General, so he can keep screwing with us after he’s out of office.
King Barry is going to do all this without getting Congressional approval for any of it.
This’ll cause even more major financial damage to the economy and to our daily lives.
well you certainly can’t be the least bit surprised that HE thinks he’s God, can you??
The Statists are getting desperate, because all of the lies they’ve carefully constructed to enslave us are crumbling around them.
Does Obama really believe the he can bring change to God’s World?
I am surprised that I spelled ‘they” with an ‘a’...
He knows this is a legacy issue.
Keep on piling on. It’s already the worst legacy ever, and he wants to make sure no one can ever do as bad a job as he is.
Toenail fungus is no joke Buckeye. And depends on which alien invasion you’re talking about.