President Obama reiterated his commitment to take action on energy and climate issues in a recent interview in Rolling Stone magazine.
“One of my top priorities next year is to have an energy policy that begins to address all facets of our over-reliance on fossil fuels. We’re going to stay on this because it is good for our economy, it’s good for our national security, and, ultimately, it’s good for our environment,” he remarked.
Perhaps in reference to the failed attempt to pass energy legislation in the Senate over the summer, the President did concede that changes in energy policy may have to happen in “chunks” rather than by passing “comprehensive omnibus legislation.”
The President did highlight the successful tightening of national fuel efficiency standards for the first time in 30 years. “We are taking the equivalent of millions of cars off the road, when it comes to the amount of greenhouse gasses that are produced.” Read more…