"The abrupt resignation Saturday of White House 'green jobs' adviser Van Jones has focused new attention on one of the Obama administration's top priorities: the environment.
While Jones was criticized as a left-wing zealot, the Obama team's record so far on the environment has been far from radical.
The White House's main effort has been to undo several Bush-era policies on climate control, air pollution and the regulation of roadless forests. Those actions, combined with court decisions that have struck down other rules, have given President Obama a relatively blank canvas on which to redraw U.S. environmental policy. But the administration has been cautious, leaving key issues in limbo and questions unanswered about the way it would balance environmentalism and the economy."