"Week Ahead: Obama Budget To Tout Green Priorities"

"President Obama introduces the final budget of his presidency in the coming week, giving a glimpse into what he hopes to accomplish on climate change and other environmental policies before leaving office.

Few of Obama's proposals are likely to find support in the GOP-controlled Congress, including some he has already outlined.

Republican leaders, for example, immediately ridiculed Obama's proposed $10-per-barrel tax on oil produced in the United States.

"This plan is little more than an election-year distraction," Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said. "As this lame-duck president knows, it's dead on arrival in Congress, because House Republicans are committed to affordable American energy and a strong U.S. economy.""

Devin Henry reports for The Hill February 8, 2016.


"Obama: Low Gas Prices Make Now Right Time For Oil Tax" (The Hill)

"Obama's Oil Tax: A Conversation Starter About Climate and Transportation, but a Non-Starter in Congress" (InsideClimate News)

"Obama Using Final Budget Request To Push For Action Against Climate Change" (Guardian)

"Maintenance Backlog Reaches $11.9 Billion, National Park Service Says" (National Parks Traveler)

"Obama’s Budget Invests In Parks, Fighting Wildfires" (Desert Sun)

"President's Budget Calls for Historic Investment in National Parks in Advance of 2016 Centennial" (National Parks & Conservation Association)

"Obama Looks To Fully Fund Federal Conservation Program" (The Hill)

Source: The Hill, 02/08/2016