This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

It is likely that a good package of executive actions will be coming forth in the near future to really tackle the climate change planet emergency still looming over us.


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

We have made tremendous progress through the EPA for the environment and climate change.


While Obama has not detailed the specifics of his plan to the donors, pipeline opponents anticipate the package will include final rules from the Environmental Protection Agency to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from new power plants. In April, the EPA delayed issuing the rule after the electric-power industry said the initial proposal was unworkable. Since then, the agency has been revising the rules, and environmental groups are urging the EPA not to scale back its initial plan.
The White House plan may also include pledging to issue a standard for limits on existing power plants, something EPA officials have said they expect to propose in the next 18 months.

Final decisions about the specific policies included in the president’s package are still being made, according to a person close to the White House.

Speaking to donors in Palo Alto, California, last week, Obama called the need for action on climate change one of the “most important decisions” facing the country.

“We’re not going to be able to make those changes solely through a bunch of individual decisions,” he said at a June 6 event hosted by Flipboard Chief Executive Officer Mike McCue. “Government is going to have a role to play.”

With Congress unlikely to take up a climate bill, the plans largely focus on actions the president can take with his existing executive authority. White House officials have been soliciting ideas for administrative actions that can be taken to curb greenhouse gases.

I am confident the EPA will act in our favor. Yes, I know a few regulations have been delayed and revised in the past. But the EPA has stayed strong in many situations such as mercury. The White House OPM recently moved forward with microwave carbon emissions regulations.



Lastly, Obama's environment adviser Heather Zichal says that a broad executive climate agenda will be enforced soon.


“In the coming weeks and months, you can expect to hear more from the president on this issue, as well as on the agenda,” Zichal said in a speech at an environmental leadership forum hosted by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. But she offered few substantial hints, noting — as people following the issue already know well — that because Congress hasn’t passed any comprehensive climate plan, “our focus moving forward will be on executive actions,” including EPA regulations.

“We will continue to build on the progress using the tools of the Clean Air Act to advance a broader climate agenda,” she said. She also said a deal Obama reached this weekend with Chinese President Xi Jinping on reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons is the start of a “long and robust” global climate agenda.

Obama successfully reached that big deal with China recently.


We are moving in the right direction. I am confident keystone will be rejected. John Kerry has said that keystone is not in our national interest and has been leaning against it. Joe Biden is opposed to it too. Activists have been effective in pushing the administration against the dark forces.

Let's get speaker pelosi back so that "Obama can get a whole lot of stuff done", including comprehensive emergency climate change legislation.


Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to sreeizzle2012 on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 02:08 PM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.