"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.""