The US Will Have a New Special Envoy for Climate Change: Todd Stern

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The Obama administration is starting to do more than just talk the talk on taking climate change seriously: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to announce today that she will be appointing a special envoy for climate change. Todd Stern, a White House assistant in President Clinton’s administration (and much more, details after the jump) will be selected:Stern is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a partner in a Washington DC law firm. He coordinated the Clinton administration’s Initiative on Global Climate Change and acted as senior White House negotiator in the Kyoto climate change talks.

President Obama's most recent move to help combat climate change is directing the EPA to approve requests by California and 13 other states to set stricter auto emissions and fuel efficiency standards.

via: Huffington Post and Reuters
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