Grades Vary, But Record Is Strong, Future Is Bright
Published in the Environmental Law Institute's The Environmental Forum
January/February 2013 issue - www.eli.org
The election of Barack Obama in 2008 heralded a revival of environmental and energy issues, more than under any president in recent memory. He inherited a host of issues that were not effectively addressed during previous administrations. He countered with an economic recovery plan and initiatives designed to prevent the collapse of our economy while jump-starting a clean energy industry, promoting domestic energy production, restoring world leadership on climate change, and protecting the environment. There are four areas in which we can grade the president’s first term.