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  •  Obama's environmental record (7+ / 0-)

    WaPo: On Earth Day, where does Obama’s environmental record stand?

    Achievements:

    1. Reducing pollution from cars and light trucks.
    2. Curbing harmful emissions from power plants.
    3. Adopting a broad policy for managing the nation’s ocean waters.
    4. Supporting renewable energy development.
    Works-in-progress:
    1. The first-ever greenhouse gas emission limits for power plants.
    2. A new smog rule.
    3. Regulating coal ash waste.
    Upcoming, potential deal breakers:
    1. A presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project.
    2. Curbing greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
    3. Weigh in on whether large-scale mining operations can take place in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed.

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