February 13, 2013

A Very Energy-Rich Speech. Will He Deliver?

Jennifer Dlouhy, Fuel Fix

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An emboldened, second-term President Obama on Tuesday made clear that if lawmakers don’t tackle climate change, he will do an end run around Congress and use his executive powers to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming.

The commitment — delivered during Obama’s fourth State of the Union address — shed more light on how the president plans to make good on his inaugural vow to combat climate change as he said he is willing to flex his muscle on the issue.

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