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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Daniel P. Schrag
We've had the war on inflation. The war on waste. The war on terror. There's even a war on women somewhere, though nobody has actually seen it.
Seeking to jump-start the stalled national debate over climate change, President Obama said Tuesday that because Congress has failed to act, he has a moral obligation to take matters into his own hands in an effort to curb production of greenhouse gases.
One of the president's climate-change advisers, Daniel P. Schrag, said earlier this year that "the one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants.
Mr. Obama's own team also may have hurt his cause when Daniel P. Schrag, a White House adviser on climate change, told The New York Times that the president should use his address to wage "a war on coal."