Patt Morrison for October 1, 2009

Obama’s impossible task: Global environmental action in a skeptical U.S.

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President Obama’s chief environmental advisor Nancy Sutley didn’t mince words when she promised that the President would stake his political future to rally Congress behind a sweeping climate change bill.

President Obama’s chief environmental advisor Nancy Sutley didn’t mince words when she promised that the President would stake his political future to rally Congress behind a sweeping climate change bill. The time for the President to start throwing around his weight may have become, as the Senate took up a carbon cap-and-trade bill that promises to be both revolutionary and controversial. Can the President, and his adviser Ms. Sutley, thrust the U.S. back into a global leadership role on reversing climate change?

Guests:

Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; principal environmental policy adviser to President Obama


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