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Energy and Environment Essay

  • Submitted by: samcrenshaw
  • on February 20, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 307 words

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Energy and the Environment
Obama has enacted the largest expansion of wilderness protection in a generation including the revolutionary Ocean Policy. Obama has done more than just that though. He has also enacted the first national safeguard to cut down on Mercury and other toxic air emissions from power plants and has set fuel economy standards to reduce carbon pollution from vehicles by half. (BarackObama.com)
The Ocean Policy consists of 4 main points. (WhiteHouse.gov)
  1. Improving the efficiency of ocean and coastal permitting processes
  2. Improving water quality by reducing the impacts of trash, marine debris, and sources of excess nutrients, sediments, pollutants, and pathogens
  3. Providing locally tailored forecasts and vulnerability assessments of climate‐change impacts on coastal communities
  4. Improving environmental response management in the Arctic
President Obama has enacted a strict limitation on vehicle emissions. He's proposing a plan that would require that vehicles get an average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, from the current regulation of 27.5 miles per gallon—resulting in a 30 percent drop in vehicles' carbon emissions.  It will reduce oil consumption by 1.8 billion barrels which is equivalent to taking 58 million cars off the road for one year. And it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 900 million metric tons. (USNews.com)
Obama said that "While the United States makes up less than 5 percent of the world's population, we create roughly a quarter of the world's demand for oil.” Obama wants to stop Global Warming by finding cleaner and more efficient alternative energy sources and by greatly increasing the efficiency of our current ones. (USNews.com)

Works Cited
  *  http://www.barackobama.com/environment 
  *  http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ceq/faqs_for_national_ocean_policy_priority_objectives_and_the_implementation_plan.pdf
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