President Obama campaigned with a pledge to promote green jobs and a clean energy economy. He also vowed to increase environmental protections and reverse several policies of the Bush era. But environmental activists are confused by the Obama administration's decision to defend in court the construction of roads in national forests and the practice of mountaintop mining. Administration officials say that by defending the cases, they will ultimately have greater control over environmental policy instead of leaving it to the courts. Nancy Sutley, the head of the White House Counsel on Environmental Quality, joins David Lazarus to discuss the environmental agenda of the Obama administration.
Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality