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Post-Sandy and Post-Election, Will Political Taboo on Climate Change Be Lifted?

Green groups wasted no time announcing a protest in front of the White House to claim a mandate for action, but partisan gridlock remains.

Nov 7, 2012
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President Obama after his re-election on Tuesday night.

"This election was supposed to be about wealthy Big Oil-backed special interests spending unprecedented resources to wipe pro-environment candidates off the map," said Gene Karpinski, the League of Conservation Voters' president, in a statement. "But voters chose a different course—re-electing President Obama and sending environmental champions to Congress to confront the climate crisis and keep our nation moving forward towards a clean energy future."

Correction: An earlier version of this article said the UN interenational climate talks in Doha, Qatar were being held next year. The talks will take place Nov. 26-Dec. 7, 2012.

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