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  •  Even EPA rules (0+ / 0-)

    are stalled. Five years in and we don't have final regulation of CO2, mountaintop removal enforcement is stalled, CSPR stalled, along with several other EPA regulations related to coal. Obama went very slowly, so he didn't have a strong argument to make about air quality in '12.

    Plus, the campaign was so worried about losing coal country voters in VA and southern OH that they mostly kept quit about a top issue for young people. Maybe that's the big takeaway here. The campaign chose to sacrifice appealing to young people because talking about coal might have alienated a smaller swing state constituency.

    He did a lot with fuel mileage and stimulus investments in clean energy and efficiency. Most people don't hear about that though. The corporate press ignores climate change, and the left blogosphere mostly can't bring itself to acknowledge anything good Obama does.

    •  a LOT of epa (1+ / 0-)
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      regulations were put forth against the winds of change.

      obama is way underappreciated in terms of presidency and progressiveness.

      He is NOT the ideal president and he should have done some things better. At the same time, he is blamed way too much for a lot of things.

      Where were we MAKING democrats do it? Imagine if occupy wall street was around during wall street reform?

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