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But Mr. Carney would not divulge any specifics about the president’s second-term environmental agenda.

“I’m not going to speculate for you about future actions,” he said, noting that Mr. Obama looks at the issue in a “holistic way.”

“He will move forward in implementing some of the actions that he took in the first term and build on the progress that was made in the first term,” he said.

• Seth McLaughlin contributed to this report.