Oh What A Difference A President Makes

We’re not even 85 days into the Obama Administration and yet the signs of environmental change are all around us.  The EPA announced today its  formal determination under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gases are pollutants that endanger public health and welfare.  This is only the latest in a string of announcements that show just how quickly Obama is moving to undue much of the environmental damage done by the Bush Administration (if I miss anything please post a comment):

Of course not all of these accomplishments have resulted in actual change:  enacting a plan to reduce carbon emissions dramatically is far from certain and there’s been some criticism of Obama for turning cautious on the issue. But it’s hard to read the list of accomplishments so far and not marvel at the change from eight years of Bush.

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Ann Carlson is currently on leave from UCLA School of Law. She is the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law and was the founding Faculty Director of the Emmett I…

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