In the last few years, climate change became an almost taboo subject in Washington, but Hurricane Sandy, record-breaking heat, and other mercurial weather patterns may have altered public perception when it comes to the environment.
President Obama addressed climate change in his State of the Union address last night. While the President may have the public on his side, legislation to combat the problem has gotten so little traction in Congress, environmental activists wonder how the Obama Administration can achieve his goals when it comes to the environment.
Coral Davenport, energy and environment correspondent for the National Journal, believes the president will likely sidestep Congress altogether in the climate change fight. She explains how the president can use executive orders to reach his environmental goals.