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Political watchers expect President Obama to go heavy on the climate change talk during his Tuesday evening State of the Union address. But they also predict he might take executive action — meaning the issuance of executive orders — and push his environmental agenda over the failure of a Congress that has, so far, refused to act.
Green groups, especially, are hoping Mr. Obama will harp on — and follow through on — his “we must act” climate change mantra that filled his inaugural address, The Hill reported.
“We are hoping to see some more substance on exactly what the president’s plan will be like,” said Nathan Willcox, global warming program director with Environment America, in The Hill report. “The sooner we have policy proposals in front of us, the better.”
The question is: Would the president take executive action on climate change, in much the same way he’s done on gun control?