Obama’s Pipeline

When I was elected to Congress in 2002, George W. Bush was president and big business wrote environmental policy. 

We all remember Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force — a who’s who of mining and oil interests — and the administration’s constant questioning of climate science.

President Obama won the White House by running as an agent of change: change from Mr. Bush’s way of doing business with business, and change from Washington’s habitual corporate favoritism.

I was an enthusiastic supporter of the president then and I still am — I consider his environmental record a tremendous improvement over his predecessor’s.

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