Obama Pulls In Many Agencies for Climate Change Push

Posted July 16, 2014 at 10:27am

“President Obama’s big second-term push on climate change is drawing in federal agencies that historically haven’t been front-and-center on global-warming policy,” National Journal reports.  

“That was clearer than ever Wednesday when the White House rolled out executive actions to help states and communities build their resilience to more intense storms, high heat, sea-level rise, and other effects of climate change.”  

“Agencies involved include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Housing and Urban Development Department, and the Agriculture Department.”  

“While EPA rules to cut carbon emissions from power plants have been by far the highest profile piece of the White House climate agenda, Wednesday’s announcements highlight what has been a less flashy effort: Girding communities against effects of climate change that are already underway or expected in the future.”