Obama Sets Up Fight Over Fossil Fuels on Public Lands During State of the Union

In his final State of the Union, President Obama made the case for clean, renewable energy, and pledged to change the way the US manages fossil fuel development on public lands, a key priority for climate activists. “We welcome President Obama’s full throated endorsement of clean energy and his pledge to take a close look at how we can get off fossil fuels. The President’s top priority during his last year in office needs to be keeping that coal, oil and gas in the ground,” said 350.org Executive Director May Boeve. “The issue of fossil fuel extraction on public lands is going to be a key fight over the coming months. Our government needs to get out of the business of climate destruction.”  The President’s remarks focused on the need to transition away from fossil fuels and towards clean, renewable energy. …. 


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