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Business Leaders Not Helping Obama on Climate Change

Feb 12, 2013
(Politico)

President Barack Obama will need help from top business leaders if he's going to marshal the support needed to enact the climate policies he’s expected to promote in Tuesday's State of the Union address.

The question: Who will they be?

Many of the power company executives who aided Obama's unsuccessful attempt at cap-and-trade legislation in his first term have either retired, put one foot out the door or apparently lost interest. And advocates say the White House would be wise to broaden its base to draw support from other types of industries as well — including renewable-energy companies, as well as insurance companies paying out billions in claims for storms like Hurricane Sandy.