Greenwashing the Obama climate legacy

Source: Niskanen Center
by David Bookbinder

“The first Obama Administration’s climate policy was largely indistinguishable from George W. Bush’s and it fought having to regulate greenhouse gases almost as hard as its predecessor. Only after the 2012 election did it show any appetite for actual emissions regulation, and by then it was mostly too little, too late. As I previously noted, the low priority Obama gave to climate issues makes his policy legacy fragile. While his second administration took some steps to reduce emissions, only about half of it will matter — and, as discussed below, even that may be outweighed by their mistakes.” (04/11/17)