Alert! Obama Officially Better than Bush

March 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

It’s only been a few weeks, and President Obama and his staff have already done more good for the environment than the Bush Administration did in 8 years.

In a piece published in the Huffington Post yesterday, NRDC president Frances Beinecke listed 13 major steps that the Obama Administration has taken to promote green energy, reduce the emission of harmful toxins like mercury, and give the EPA and the state of California jurisdiction over greenhouse gases, as well as reversing some of GW Bush’s eleventh-hour environmental injustices like granting leases to oil companies to drill on public lands in Utah.

Although the current president hasn’t done much by way of regulating agriculture and water use, focusing mainly on the energy crisis, Beinecke notes that working for environmental change under the current administration “is a tremendous relief.” This gives me (and I’m sure thousands of others) faith that Obama is setting the stage for a government that is responsive to the concerns of environmentalists and that will ultimately adopt policies and legislation that put human and environmental health ahead of corporate interests.

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