Obama pushing for climate action

In a recently published interview, President Barack Obama stated his intention to ramp up the debate on climate change in the coming months before November’s election.

Rolling Stone magazine reported that Obama believes “we’re going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way.”

In response to charges from environmentalists that he hasn’t pursued an aggressive climate agenda during his first term, Obama noted several bills that were unable to pass through such a bipartisan Congress.

Instead of waiting on federal legislation, the Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in, releasing new emission regulations for power plants.

The issue of climate change will likely be a point of heated debate in the presidential elections between President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney.