Tag: Barack Obama

Election 2012: Where Do the Candidates Stand on NEPA?

Where do the candidates’ stand on EHS issues? Issue: National Environmental Policy Act By Elizabeth Dickinson, J.D. BLR Legal Editor ldickinson@blr.com Barack Obama: Supports and wants to “modernize and reinvigorate” NEPA as it provides transparency and accountability in federal decisions on the environment. The While House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) refers to NEPA as […]

Election 2012: Where Do the Candidates Stand on ANWR?

Where do the candidates stand on EHS issues?   Issue: Oil Production – ANWR By Nancy W. Teolis, J.D., BLR Expert nteolis@blr.com Barack Obama: Opposes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and is “committed to balancing environmental protection with development that means preserving sensitive public lands from exploration, like the Arctic National Wildlife […]

Election 2012: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Hydraulic Fracturing?

Where do the candidates stand on EHS issues?   Issue: Hydraulic Fracturing By Amanda Czepiel, J.D. , BLR Water Expert aczepiel@blr.com Barack Obama: Supports the practice of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking”, stating, ” We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly 100 years, and my administration will take every […]

Election 2012: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Climate Change?

Where do the candidates stand on EHS issues?   Issue: Climate Change By Timothy P. Fagan, BLR Air Expert tfagan@blr.com   Barack Obama: Will continue efforts to reduce carbon pollution and combat climate change.  In his speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the President stated “my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution […]