"Will The Grass Be Greener In Obama's Second Term?"

"One of the chief expectations of those who voted for President Obama is that he moves assertively to pass climate change legislation, whatever the political climate in Washington."

"'We have a bipartisan common interest in moving away from fossil fuels towards clean energy,' says Michael Brune, the executive director of the Sierra Club. 'The sooner that members of both parties in Congress realize that and develop solutions, the better off we'll all be.'

Bipartisan support is an elusive national beast these days. Harvard political scientist Theda Skocpol published a report last week that says environmental groups doomed their 2009 carbon-emissions program, called 'cap-and-trade,' by failing to recognize the divided reality of Washington."

NPR had the story January 20, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Obama’s Second-Term Options on the Environment" (Dot Earth)

"Obama’s Environmental Team Makes for the Exit" (Nature News)

"Rocky Barker: Obama Wants To Keep the West Happy" (Idaho Statesman)

"Record Heat Puts Obama on Climate Hot Seat" (Miami Herald)

"Obama's Second-Term Energy And Climate Agenda Taking Shape" (AP)

"Dirty Energy Lobby Optimistic About Obama’s Second Term" (DeSmogBlog)

"Environmental Activists Look Forward To Obama's Second Term" (PRI/Living on Earth)

"No More Mr. Nice Guy" (Huffington Post)

Source: NPR, 01/21/2013