Wednesday, February 25, 2009

****** Environment Climate change timetable slips as Obama backtracks Copenhagen deadline
GUARDIAN:  Campaign pledge to quickly pass laws to cut emissions faltering in the first weeks of his presidency.Barack Obama has been forced to slow down early legislation to reduce the CO² emissions that cause global warming, a key green objective of his presidency.Officials conceded that Congress is unlikely to pass such legislation by the end of 2009, a delay that could hurt efforts to reach a global treaty at the climate change conference in Copenhagen this December...Nancy Sutley, the chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said.