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State of the Union: Executive Action Expected on Climate

Feb 12, 2013
(The Hill)

President Obama is expected to launch a serious second-term push on climate change with his State of the Union address.

With climate legislation dead in Congress, green groups are hopeful that Obama will follow the "we must act" mantra of his inaugural address and put the full weight of his executive powers behind their agenda.

"We are hoping to see some more substance on exactly what the president’s plan will be like, be it on the clean-energy side or on the side of cleaning up the largest sources of pollution," said Nathan Willcox, the global warming program director with Environment America.

"The problem is very pressing, and so the sooner we have policy proposals in front of us, the better."