Thank you President Obama for caring about the environment, for looking to tackle the pollution problem, and for looking to support solutions that reduce our country’s carbon footprint and lower our greenhouse gas emissions.
Obama urges Congress to act on Climate Change Issues…
The time has come for Congress to pursue a bipartisan solution to climate change, President Obama urged in his fifth State of the Union address.
The environment and climate change has been off Obama’s agenda in recent years, but he used the stage to press lawmakers on the issue Tuesday. He touted advances in natural gas and said the United States has begun to cut into foreign dominance in the clean energy market.
“… if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will,” Obama said in the address. “I will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.”
Obama said the natural gas boom has led to cleaner power and greater energy independence.
“That’s why my administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits,” he said. “But I also want to work with this Congress to encourage the research and technology that helps natural gas burn even cleaner and protects our air and water.”