Obama Urged by Environmental Groups to Take on Climate Change In Next Term
Activists step up pressure on president to turn vague promises made since re-election into concrete policies for the future.
Environmental groups are urging Obama to view his re-election, and renewed public attention to climate change after hurricane Sandy, as a historic moment.
“He passed historic healthcare legislation,” Ed Markey, the Massachusetts Democrat who is one of the strongest champions of climate action in Congress told a forum hosted by Climate Desk. “Now he needs to work on climate change.”
Markey, along with other experts at the event, offered up a list of options Obama can take to “flex his executive muscle” and push Congress and government agencies into action.
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