“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
The Associated Press reports:
…”The environmental movement has been at odds with Barack Obama for much of his three years in the White House,” said Bill McKibben, founder of the environmental group 350.org. “The president is very much in the center—far too much in the center for many environmentalists.”
As a candidate, Obama’s pledge to limit the gases that contribute to global warming and embrace cleaner forms of energy pleased many environmental activists. But nearing the end of his first term, Obama’s record on the environment is mixed—and many of his decisions have irked the very activists who Republicans suggest have broad sway over administration policies.
“Absolutely, he has been a disappointment,” said Frank O’Donnell, president of the environmental group Clean Air Watch. “When Obama was elected, I think public health and environmental advocates thought a number of unresolved problems would be dealt in short order. And we learned that environmental protection did not prove to be a first-tier activity for the White House”…
Obama has tried to implemented the green agenda (i.e., the socialization of America) with the pedal to the metal through the war against the fossil fuel industry, particularly coal.
These efforts have included the EPA’s greenhouse gas regs, CSAPR and MATS air rules, mining and drilling permit denials, delays and revocations, the Gulf drilling moratorium etc.