President Obama has received plenty of credit from environmentalists — along with heavy bipartisan criticism — for his dramatic actions to fight climate change, but the fate of his agenda rests largely with his White House successor.
More than 400,000 people were without power on Thanksgiving Day as a result of a winter storm that ripped down the East Coast on Wednesday night.
President Obama on Wednesday checked off yet another major item on environmentalists’ wish list by targeting smog, further solidifying his legacy on green issues but also angering big business and giving Republicans fresh ammunition heading into the final 24 months of this administration.
Braced for months for far-reaching action from the Obama administration, both business and environmental groups were quick to react Wednesday after the Environmental Protection Agency formally announced its plans to set new lower guidelines to cut smog pollution.
The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.