Moving away from natural gas isn't just smart science, it's good politics, too. The under-reported story is that Obama's embrace of gas fracking is helping to line the pockets of his political enemies.
More than once, I have stopped to refuel my clean diesel hatchback and had another driver at the pumps shout at me that I'm 'using the diesel pump!!' Yes. Yes I am. And getting unbelievable gas mileage thank you very much.
I'm not asking Obama to be as brave as the Arctic 30. But if Obama had truly internalized what he says in his climate speeches, I believe he would be activist about his legal abilities to do something about it.