Thursday, January 21, 2010

The 11 Green Milestones in Barack Obama's First Year as President

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by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York

Obama entered the oval office upon a pedestal of impossible expectations--one he helped built himself during the 2008 campaign. Now, many Americans have predictably soured, as promises made on the campaign trail remain largely unkept.

Where's the comprehensive health care reform? The abolition of Don't Ask Don't Tell? The closed Guantanamo? All those green jobs?

The bitterness is sharper because so many were counting on Obama to be so much more than a typical politician. But it's also worth remembering that he's accomplished a lot, too.

As the first year of his term to a close, here are the 11 highlights--and lowlights--of Obama's progress on green issues thus far. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger

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