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Obama, buy that Volt!

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It’s quite a contrast to our former President, Barack Obama, whose administration widely supported policy fostering more fuel-efficient vehicles, greener energy, and the path to more vehicles that plug in. Our current President, Donald Trump, has made it abundantly clear where he stands on electric cars.

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EPA proposes repeal of Obama Clean Power Plan

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Released in 2015 by the Obama Administration EPA, the CPP established the first national standards to limit CO 2 emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants (Electric Generating Units, EGUs), with a target of a 32% reduction against a 2005 baseline by 2030. Earlier post.).

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

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As expected, President Obama vetoed S. In his veto message to the Senate, Obama cited procedural issues rather than any potential impacts of the pipeline itself. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which had been passed by Congress.

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Flurry of green-car rules as Obama administration departs

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When it comes to regulations governing the auto industry, the Obama administration does not plan to go gentle into that good night. The outgoing administration has pushed through a number of new regulations, some related to fuel efficiency, before President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month.

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Obama: no Keystone XL if significant exacerbation of GHG; Canada: no problem

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In his talk at Georgetown University outlining his climate action plan, President Barack Obama suggested that the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would only be built if the project “ does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. ”. —President Obama. It’s relevant.

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Obama and Trudeau put majority of US and Canadian Arctic water off-limits to offshore oil and gas leasing

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US President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau jointly announced sweeping restrictions to offshore oil and gas leasing in the US and Canadian Arctic waters. Obama designated the vast majority of US waters in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas as indefinitely off limits to offshore oil and gas leasing.

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Obama Administration outlines strategy for reduction of methane emissions

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The Obama Administration has outlined its Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. The strategy summarizes the sources of methane emissions, commits to new steps to cut emissions of the potent greenhouse gas, and outlines the Administration’s efforts to improve the measurement of these emissions.

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