How Obama Can Use Executive Powers to Address Climate Change (Video)
Interview with William Becker
A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with William Becker, the Executive Director Presidential Climate Action Project, to talk about the Obama administration's toolkit for addressing global warming. Clearly, that toolkit is now missing some of its most essential components -- there will be no Congressional support for climate anytime soon, and the EPA is under fire -- but that doesn't mean that Obama doesn't have some strong executive authority to address climate. Becker illuminates those options in the continued interview below:
Note that the report Becker references in the interview has already been published -- you can check it out at the Presidential Climate Action Project website. As for the plan's recommendations, I'd have to say that I'm in near-full agreement. I too (as many of you are fully aware by this point) believe that Obama must stop beating around the bush on the climate issue -- interesting as his clean energy goals may be -- and engage the public with the issue.
Here's to hoping the president heeds some of this valuable advice.
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