President Obama began to take action regarding fuel efficiency & global warming with plans to reverse several Bush decisions concerning green issues. Obama directed his Environmental Protection Agency to review a California application to regulate greenhouse gases and told his Department of Transportation to begin implementing fuel efficiency standards passed in late 2007 but not implemented by the Bush administration.
As well all know the President has been pushing for the passage of the $825 billion stimulus package in the House and Senate to help revive the economy. Included in this package the bills include money for investments in renewable energy, conservation, and a better electric grid.
“America will not be held hostage to dwindling resources, hostile regimes and a warming planet,” said Obama. “This is the boost that our economy needs and the new beginning that our future demands.”