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Speech Gives Climate Goals Center Stage

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Wed, 01/23/2013 (All day)
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WASHINGTON — President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.

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Obama On Climate Change Faces High Expectations, And High Hurdles, In Second Term

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Thu, 01/17/2013 (All day)
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On the night of his re-election, President Barack Obama described grand ambitions for his second term, including a desire to bequeath to future generations a nation not only free of debt and unencumbered by inequality, but also one "that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet."

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Climate change won't wait

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Mon, 01/07/2013 (All day)
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Obama appears unwilling or unable to take the tough steps to deal with global warming. In Washington over Presidents Day weekend, the largest environmental demonstration in years will try to prod him.

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Keystone pipeline pushed to forefront

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Wed, 11/07/2012 (All day)
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Energy

With a second term now in hand, President Obama no longer can delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and must either side with environmentalists within his party or greenlight a major step toward North American energy independence.

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Green Jobs Depend on Obama Win As Fiscal Cliff Approaches

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Mon, 11/05/2012 (All day)

Jerry Limbeck and his son Andrew both got the bad news the same day in October, in the form of a folder with a color-coded sticker. It meant that after months of assembling turbines, they were losing their jobs in the Windsor, Colorado, factory of Vestas Wind Systems AS. (VWS)