Friday, November 27, 2015

More things Obama has Done to Help the Environment

  • Doubling federal spending on clean energy research. http://bit.ly/iN0sCE
  • Pushed through a tax credit to help people buy plug-in hybrid cars.   http://bit.ly/j8UP5Y 
  • Created a program to develop renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that will produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents.   http://1.usa.gov/fgfRWq
  • Required states to provide incentives to utilities to reduce their energy consumption.  http://bit.ly/lBhk7P
  • Under Obama, our dependence on foreign oil has dropped to its lowest rate since 1985, and continues to drop. http://1.usa.gov/1p6kTUy Meanwhile, consumption is way down because of reduced driving and higher mileage standards. http://ti.me/1z4HFG8 
  • Oversaw and pushed through an amendment to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 authorizing advances from Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  http://1.usa.gov/yTRYVo 
  • Strengthened the Endangered Species Act.  http://bit.ly/hscjsH 
  • Ordered energy plants to prepare to produce at least 15% of all energy through renewable resources like wind and solar, by 2021. http://reut.rs/fV155p (Republicans are trying hard to kill it.)
  • Oversaw the creation of an initiative that converts old factories and manufacturing centers into new clean technology centers. http://bit.ly/mjnq2R 

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