Obama makes climate change pledge in address

02/13/2013 | FuelFix.com

President Barack Obama pledged to personally take action on climate change if Congress fails to move soon. In his State of the Union speech, Obama also proposed a clean energy drilling program, in which drilling revenues would be allocated for alternative fuel studies. Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, said that if the president seeks to make good on his all-of-the-above energy strategy, he "must follow through by implementing a national energy policy, lifting existing restrictions in support of responsible development of our vast energy resources, approving the Keystone XL pipeline and standing up against unnecessary and burdensome regulations that chill economic growth."

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