Larry Schweiger, 63, CEO of the National Wildlife Federation
We have four years to get real progress on issues that we care about, like climate change and other wildlife issues.
President Obama’s first term was probably 70% green - he was constrained by the political pressures. We would have had a cap-and-trade program, it would have been close to 100% if they’d gotten that accomplished, but they’ve taken on mercury; auto fuel standards; a source performance standard on power plants in motion; we have an effort coming together to deal with existing sources of pollution. I think the effort to address carbon and other pollution in urban areas, to make sure people have clean air in urban spaces is a very important effort.
Teddy Roosevelt was clearly the environmental president, but other presidents have made similar comments.
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