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Barack Obama Environmental Policy

Understanding Environmental Policy

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

In addition to the positive steps of developing the new field of sustainability management, we will also need to implement an effective set of rules governing our interaction with our home planet's environment.

Obama's Environmental Legacy Precipice

Edward Flattau | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

President Obama has drawn the line he must cross to achieve an enduring legacy as a pivotal leader in halting--and reversing--the planet's environment...

Ryan Rainey

GOP-Led States May Fight Obama On Climate Change | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama’s new push against climate change may resistance from Republican-led state governments. Obama on Tuesday anno...

Why I'm Supporting President Obama

Robert Redford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

We simply can't let Mitt Romney buy the keys to the White House and let the special interests write our nation's energy plan behind closed doors. He'd roll back every step of progress we've made -- not just in the last four years, but the last 40 years.

Obama Admin Says New Forest Rules Stress Science

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says new rules to manage nearly 200 million acres of national forests will protect watersheds and wildlif...

A Twitter Discussion About Green Issues And State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

How will environmentalists and green energy advocates respond to President Obama's 2012 State of the Union on Tuesday night? While Obama's focus m...

Al Gore's Reality Check

Edward Flattau | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Former Vice President Al Gore has a clear picture of climate reality, but a hypocritical and counter productive view of political reality.

The Test

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The environmental tests ahead will not be easy for President Obama, but he can pass with flying colors if he chooses to do the right thing.

Conservative Rampage

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Why did the Washington Times trumpet a devotion to waste, pollution and dirty fuels? Their acerbic rhetoric was hardly a way to expand readership and gain credibility on the national stage.

Our Public Lands Can Enhance America's Great Outdoors

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

Not only do America's wild lands sustain our communities, but they also provide a cultural and historical connection to who we are, and where we've been.

Earth and the Balance of Powers: What the Citizens United Ruling Means for the Environment

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Corporations are not just citizens united to make protected speech, but artificial structures entitled to legal and tax advantages different from individual citizens. They exist for the avowed purpose of making money -- not advocating policy.

The Growing Evidence of Oil's Environmental Impact

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

It is inconceivable that an honest and transparent accounting of the carbon emissions of petroleum when compared to those of ethanol would somehow be lower. It defies logic, reason, and most of all, facts.

Circuit Breaker: Oval Office Lights Connected to Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

All Americans are connected to the tragedy of mountaintop removal. It's time to start the process of illuminating the White House, and our own homes, with clean energy.

Selling Hope Instead of Fear: 
Redefining Activism

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christiana Wyly

We need to follow Obama's example of reaching across the barriers that divide us as a people. We must learn how to reach into our hearts and truly meet another human being exactly where they are.

Simple Solutions for 2009

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

By now you have no doubt read a dozen reviews of 2008 and projections for 2009, all pure guesses for the latter, unless someone was carefully predicti...

Salazar at the Interior Department: So Much at Stake

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar has to send a powerful signal that the era of unethical behavior and unchecked industry influence is over.

Browner Not Greener: The Decline and Fall of Environmental Policy

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Times defined Carol Browner as "an acolyte of former Vice President Al Gore." The Clinton administration paid little attention to environmental issues and accomplished less.

Obama's Animal Welfare Team

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Obama has pledged to make progress for animal welfare and environmental stewardship, and we hope these appointees will prove to be an excellent team to help him meet these crucial goals.

Taking on the Pessimists in Poznan

Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betsy Taylor

Obama is not the Messiah and he cannot be expected to work miracles. But the new president doesn't need us predicting environmental policy failure when he hasn't yet taken office.

We Need Change at Interior, Not More of the Same

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Obama faces a choice between a new direction that would place environmental conservation above corporate interests, and a pick similar to past selections at the Department of the Interior.

Obama's Global Challenge

Marco Trbovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marco Trbovich

America's energy future is a goods news, bad news joke. The good news is that America has enough domestic resources to meet its energy needs. The bad news is, the resource is coal.

An Open Letter to Obama: Getting Real on the Economy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Mr. President-elect, the potential catastrophe of run-away climate meltdown could make the economic melt down look minor by comparison.

Each Of Us Must Help Make America Energy Smart

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Americans must be proactive and do everything we can right now to support clean energy and energy efficiency -- without waiting for a new president, a new law or a new anything.

President Obama Should Host a UNFCCC Climate Change Summit

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

President-elect Obama has pledged that his administration will mark a "new chapter in America's leadership on climate change." The question is: What will open that first chapter?

Greening Hollywood Launches EcoPreneur Salon

Paige Donner | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Being an EcoPreneur is simply infusing environmental practices in the everyday running of your business and capitalizing on a new product or service that is inherently environmental.