President Obama on Tuesday urged the world’s third-largest carbon polluter to embrace clean energy, saying the broader international fight against climate change hinges on how developing countries address the problem.
Democrats successfully blocked the Keystone XL pipeline Monday, launching a filibuster in the Senate that keeps the long-delayed project on ice for at least the near term while Republicans try to figure out whether they can revive the bill.
President Obama announced a tentative agreement Sunday with India’s prime minister to open the country to U.S. firms investing in commercial nuclear power, a step that they said underscores improved bilateral relations.
President Obama didn’t even mention the Keystone XL oil pipeline by name in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, but leading environmentalists are reading between the lines and believe they heard clear indications the White House is prepared to kill the project.
Once again placing himself firmly on the side of environmentalists and opposite the oil and gas industry, President Obama on Wednesday rolled out long-awaited regulations to dramatically cut methane emissions over the next decade.