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President Obama employs green executive orders to advance environmental policy. His use of the EO is less than many other recent presidents

President Obama’s Green Executive Orders

President Obama has vowed that in the absence of congressional action, he will use his executive privileges to combat climate change. Some who are seeking a pretext to discredit the President have suggested that he is ruling by executive orders (EOs). However, President Obama has signed fewer EOs in his first four years in office than most of his predecessors….

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Energy and Climate in Obama’s Second Term; Natural Gas – A Bridge Too Far; Flirting With a Carbon Tax, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: What is Obama’s plan to push renewable energy forward? He did some great things in his first term, like opening up military land for development and giving money to the military to spend on renewable energy projects. But, he needs to introduce a new idea…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Obama’s Energy and Climate Agenda After Reelection; Canada Confident About Tar Sands Pipeline; Sandy’s Wakeup Call

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Obama’s environmental, energy, and climate change agenda after reelection: Obama has been a strong supporter of renewable energy and the growth in the solar market will make it easy for Obama to legitimize his continued support of solar as a viable source of energy and a solution to global…

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The reelection of Barack Obama gives the world a fighting chance to step back from the precipice of runaway climate chaos

What Obama’s Victory Means for the Earth

We narrowly dodged a bullet in the 2012 presidential election. Americans were presented with the choice between Mitt Romney’s fossil fuel reliant 19th century view of energy and Barack Obama’s cleaner 21st century low carbon vision. Even more significant than the Obama victory is the fact that Romney was denied the world’s most powerful office. The election of Romney would…

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Climate change absent in presidential debates

An Abdication of Leadership: Climate Change Absent on the National Political Stage

Despite weeks of cajoling and  demands to insert climate into the discussion during the presidential debates, the final debate ended on Monday with climate clearly absent for the 1st time in 24 years. “Climate change threatens us: the candidates silence threatens to seal our fate,” said Brad Johnson, campaign manager of Climate Science. “President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden,…

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Environmentalists have cheered several of President Obama’s moves during his first term, but dismay his lack of follow-through on a 2008 campaign promise to label genetically modified foods. Mitt Romney doesn’t have much of an environmental track record, but has been open minded to both regulatory and market-based policy ideas.

EarthTalk: Obama and Romney on the Environment

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Given that the presidential election is just around the corner, what can you tell me about each candidate’s environmental track record and positions?  — Jane Miller, Chicago, IL Just because the environment is getting short shrift this election season due…

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The proposed Climate Voters Project will put climate change in the political arena and compel leaders to address the urgency of the issue

The Climate Voters Project

I am proposing a new project, called Climate Voters, which could be operated within the League of Conservation Voters, or could be part of a collaborative effort in which many environmental organizations participate. This is the project’s slogan: We care about climate change and we vote. Climate change is happening now. We need public policy to address this problem. We…

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