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Is Obama making the right environment decisions?

After a week in which the Obama Administration announced several major decisions -- opening new areas to offshore drilling, spelling out the details of tougher fuel-efficiency standards, and clamping down on "mountaintop" coal mining -- do you think the White House is on the right track on environmental matters?

Posted by Washington Post Editor on April 6, 2010 6:00 AM
FROM THE PANEL

A mosaic?

I would hope that what we are seeing in the Obama Administration's recent announcements are the tiles in a mosaic that will be revealed, by stepping back, as a coherent picture upon completion.

Posted by Donald F. Boesch, on April 8, 2010 3:41 PM

Economic consequences

This is not so much a question of right track or wrong track as it is a question of timing and perspective. At a time when the economy is struggling to recover from the worst recession in at least three decades, the last thing that is needed is imposing higher costs on businesses and consumers and creating greater uncertainty on the part of the private sector.

Posted by William O'Keefe, on April 7, 2010 2:36 PM

Offshore development: A positive step but more must be done

As President Obama acknowledged last week, the United States needs an energy strategy that addresses the nation's present and future energy demands, national security, economic growth and job creation, as well as environmental protection.

Posted by Jack N. Gerard, on April 7, 2010 11:15 AM

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